Kickstarter pulls Anonabox, a Tor-enabled router that raised over $585,000

Kickstarter removed a fundraiser for a popular Tor-based router project on Friday afternoon. The Anonabox, which was created by August Germar, of Chico, California, aimed to be an “open source embedded networking device designed specifically to run Tor.” Its fundraising goal was $7,500, and in five days, it raised $585,549 from nearly 9,000 backers. […] David Gallagher, a Kickstarter spokesman, declined to explain precisely why Anonabox’s fundraiser was pulled, citing company policy. […] “Project suspensions are permanent,” he said. “It’s important to note that on Kickstarter, backers aren’t charged and no money changes hands until a project’s funding period ends, and then only if it has reached its goal. We work hard to safeguard the long-term health and integrity of the Kickstarter system.” – Cyrus Farivar & Sean Gallagher,Ars Technica
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