[tor-project] Help brainstorm Tor myths
nima at torproject.org
Fri Jul 7 08:48:00 UTC 2017
> Roger Dingledine:
>> Below is an initial list to get us started, along with overly brief
>> summaries of the reality underlying the myth. Please contribute more
>> - "I heard the Navy wrote Tor originally (so how can we trust it)."
>> - "I heard the NSA runs half the exit relays."
>> - "I heard Tor is slow."
>> - "I heard Tor gets most of its money from the US government."
>> - "I heard 80% of Tor is bad people."
>> - "I heard Tor is broken."
> - "If I use Tor, I'll be put under surveillance."
> (This one got amplified by the XKEYSCORE source code leaks some
> times ago.)
I think this is also a good opportunity to respond to some of the random
hate Tor gets from the infosec bros (specially on twitter).
- "I've heard using Tor makes me more vulnerable on the internet. / I've
heard it's not secure to use Tor"
- People still ask whether they might get MiTM by the exit node when
they use .onion.
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