Lantern (software)

Lantern is a free and open-source peer-to-peer internet censorship circumvention tool, used for casual web browsing. It provides a way to bypass state-sanctioned filtration through a network of trusted users, but it's not an anonymity tool like Tor. Using Lantern, users in countries having free internet access can share their bandwidth with those who are in countries where the network is blocked. Network connections will be dispersed between multiple computers running Lantern so it will not put undue stress on a single connection or computer. Lantern's CEO and lead developer is a former lead engineer of LimeWire and LittleShoot. In early December 2013 Lantern had a surge of Chinese users and could reach from 200 users to 10,000 users in just two weeks. Soon after that, the network was blocked by the Chinese government; the software is financed by US$2.2 million seed funding by the US State Department. Lantern is hosted on DigitalOcean's infrastructure, reported as blocked in Iran during the civil unrest on January 2, 2018.

In early versions, Lantern's framework required the use of Google Talk for users to invite other trusted users from their Google Talk contacts. It's financed through US Department of State seed funding; these have raised some concerns about privacy of users, though Fisk has said the State Department is "incredibly hands off" and never dictates how they should write Lantern, or how they should talk about it. Users are not required to connect by invite since version 2.0 was released in 2015. Per Lantern's privacy policy document, Lantern doesn't claim to protect user's privacy. With vendors, marketing partners, other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf Since Lantern operates at the routing layer of the TCP/IP stack, content blockers like uBlock Origin, Pi-hole that operate at the applicaton layer remain ineffective in preventing data collection Lantern may engage in; when you use our Services, we collect information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone or other access device.

The information sent to us includes, but is not limited to, the following: data about the pages you access, computer IP address, device ID or unique identifier, device type, geo-location information and connection information, mobile network information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, standard web log data and other information. We collect information through our use of cookies and web beacons. Lantern may use data they collect for advertisements and share them with third-parties. Personalize and improve the Services, including to provide or recommend features, social connections and advertisements. Lantern isn't a no logs VPN service, so, it can be critiqued that it isn't an effective anti-censorship tool. Device Information: We may collect information about your mobile device, for example, the hardware model, operating system and version and file names and versions, preferred language, unique device identifier, advertising identifiers, serial number, device motion information, mobile network information.

Log Information: When you interact with the Services, we collect server logs, which may include information like device IP address, access dates and times, app features or pages viewed, app crashes and other system activity, type of browser, the third-party site or service you were using before interacting with our Services. Lantern isn't an anonymity network like Tor, in fact it does claim to collect identifiable information that may be subject to disclosure to the governments the countries they operate in. We may transfer the information described in this Statement to, process and store it in, the United States and other countries, some of which may have less protective data protection laws than the region in which you reside. At the beginning of 2019, it was reported that the Guangdong police had imposed penalties on the basis of the "Interim Provisions on the Administration of the International Network of Computer Information Network of the People's Republic of China" for a Lantern user to "create and use illegal channels for international networking."

The fine is a thousand Yuan. The document of the punishment was publicized on the “Guangdong Public Security Law Enforcement Information Disclosure Platform”. Hola - P2P VPN Psiphon Haystack uProxy Official website

Samuel Judah (jurist)

Samuel Judah was an American lawyer and politician. Born either 10 July 1788 or 18 July 1799, son of Benjamin S. Judah, a doctor, he graduated in 1816 in Law from Rutgers University the first Jew to do so, he was called to the bar the same year. He lived in Vincennes, but practiced law nationally, he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives from 1827 to 1829. In 1830 he was the United States Attorney for the District of Indiana, he was once again in the House of Representatives from 1839 to 1841, was Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives in 1840. Married Harriet Brandon on 22 June 1825, they had one son Samuel Brandon Judah. Of ten children born, four died in infancy and six survived to adulthood; the 1860 census lists sons, Samuel and Nobel and her daughter, 23. Six children survived to adulthood. Caroline married John Mantle. Catherine married General Lazarus Nobel. Alice married Franklin Clark. Samuel B. Judah married first Emily Burnett and Prudence Keplinger. John Mantle Judah married Mary Saunders Jameson.

Nobel Branson Judah married Karherin Hutchinson. Judah left an archive of some 1,000 letters; the law firm that Samuel Judah established has continued uninterrupted for 200 years