(Solution. Please read) Re: Help Iranian dissidents by collecting and posting Bridge addresses? (here?)

Chris Humphry humphry.chris at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 19:24:48 UTC 2009

>Getting TBB into the hands of those who need it is a great idea;
>publicizing this fact may only harm those same people.  Once it is known
>the USB pen is more than just a camera, it becomes a larger risk to
>being caught with it, and invites more scrutiny.  A fine way to find out
>how fast the arms race can accelerate is to get lots of press and force
>the other party into action.  (Of course, now we've said this in a
>public forum broadcast to the world.)

Yea, good ol' Pandora ;)

CNN had the same concerns.  They asked Channel One if broadcasting the pen 
images and info was wise.  The reporter asked if Channel One was putting 
Iranians in danger because the authorities and militia would now look for those 
pens.  Channel One responded by saying the pens have been in use for a while, 
I guess that means the past week or so.  

I have doubts about the abilities and sophistication of the Iranian Internet 
censors.  They haven't blocked Tor or apparently Freegate, and I'm sure that 
means I2P2 gateways are also working...

>I encourage you to talk to Channel One.  I'm also happy to help out.

Great!  If you would like to contact them I think that would be best.  I'm just
some guy, but you are not.  You know so much more than I do and it seems your 
grammar is better too :)  An official contact from a member of the Tor Project 
would be a great choice, I'm sure Channel One will respond.

Do you know if Pidgen translated into Farsi?

I was thinking about asking them to translate the Bridges[1] and TBB install page[2] into 
Farsi.  They could translate the text easy enough I assume.  An added bonus would
be if they translated the Tor Overview page[3].

[1] https://www.torproject.org/bridges
[2] https://www.torproject.org/torbrowser/index.html.en
[3] https://www.torproject.org/overview.html.en

P.S. Would you mind CCing me?  If not I understand, thanks.

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