Researchers unveil super-fast anonymity network

July 26, 2015

A group of six academics has published a paper describing a new high-speed anonymity network that could increase the privacy of internet users everywhere.

According to the Daily Dot, the network is called HORNET: High-speed Onion Routing at the Network Layer, and aims to provide Tor-style privacy along with higher routing speeds.

ItPro reports that: “Although it works in a similar fashion to Tor, the researchers said it is much faster because the number of users can be limited, lightening the capacity load and therefore ensuring it can be transferred much faster than the more traditional methods.

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