New Hampshire’s Kilton Public Library has been in the tech headlines in the last week after the Department of Homeland Security contacted them and “asked” them to shut down their TOR node. The library was the first to ever operate a TOR node, which stands for The Onion Router – an anonymizing system for internet traffic. Within one month after beginning their TOR operation, the DHS came calling and the library shut down the node until the board of trustees could meet and make a final decision.
, They decided to turn it back on! Tuesday
UPDATE: According to Free Keene commenter Lee Sussman, Allison Macrina, the director of the Library Freedom Project mentioned that there had already been several libraries that had stepped up and volunteered to join, and that all the recent press surrounding the situation at Kilton had prompted at least a dozen more to contact her.