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AT&T lab enables Web anonymity

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AT&T lab enables Web anonymity

Researchers at AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, have announced software that disperses encrypted files across the Web and makes their authors untraceable. Named Publius after the pen name used by American revolutionary writers who chose anonymity over prison, the program distributes and hides files on participating Websites on the Internet. The software is supposed to go beyond simple encryption by making it nearly impossible to find someone to subpoena. A two-month trial is being planned when sufficient volunteers are found for the test and, if successful, a permanent version of the system is planned.

To read more, go to either www.nandotimes.com or washingtonpost.com. To visit the official Publius site, click cs1.cs.nyu.edu.

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