[tor-dev] Tor Launcher settings UI feedback request

adrelanos adrelanos at riseup.net
Sat May 4 15:50:44 UTC 2013

Mike Perry:
> We could do this same thing to promote uncensored Tor clients to various
> types of pluggable transports.

I asked this some time ago:
"[tor-talk] anonymity: bridge users vs. entry guard users" [1]

If everyone only uses pluggable transports... That's quite an
interesting idea. You wouldn't need to ask the question if ones prefers
to connect to the public Tor network or or to use pluggable transports

I think everyone using bridges would make uncensored users more
dependent on bridge authorities and give more power to bridge
authorities, thus make Tor less safe for uncensored users. More
centralization, once you decide to put down the bridge authority, there
is more usable Tor network.

If using pluggable transports were the default and the public Tor
network an advanced option, it would still make Tor less anonymous for
uncensored users, because more people who actually don't depend on
pluggable transports, are using them, and fewer are using the good old
entry guard mechanism.

So this is also a network design / political decision.

[1] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2012-May/024378.html

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