[tor-project] Privacy-enhancing vs Transparency-enhancing
i at virgil.gr
Sat Jul 16 22:50:42 UTC 2016
I recently had the pleasure of receiving some
OnionLink related phone calls from the Singapore Police Force. They were
very polite and had noticeably impeccable English.
I learned some things from these discussions.
In Asia, the noun-phrase "Privacy Enhancing Technologies" is viewed with
suspicion. But you frame the exact same thing as a "Transparency Enhancing
Technology", and they're all about that!
E.g., whistleblowing isn't seen as privacy enhancing for the individual,
but as transparency enhancing for the society!
Taking a step back, this may be an instance of the individualist vs
collectivist default frame of reference in Western vs Eastern societies.
I mention this as an example for how Tor can better survive, and perhaps
even gain cultural traction, in Asia.
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