Tor Project 2008 Tax Return Now Online

Anon Mus at
Sat Aug 14 11:26:57 UTC 2010

Jimmy Dioxin wrote:
> Hey Folks,
> Cryptome has posted the Tor Project 2008 Tax Return available at:
> As many know, all US non-profit corporation returns are available upon
> request by the public.
> Firstly, people need to look through these returns in the same way we
> audit code. Looking at funding sources and expenditures is important to
> insuring Tor is a useful anonymity tool for years to come.

Thanks for this.

It looks like 90% of the funding is from the US, nearly all US government.

Internews Europe - France      $183,180 (35.6%)
Stichting Nlnet - Netherlands   $42,931
International Broadcasting       $260,000 (50.5%))
Google US                             $28,500 (5.5%)

Total                                       $514,611

Add to this the number of Tor nodes run from US institutions (many at US 
gov funded edu's) and  you should be able to see who that "Global 
Adversary" is!

****  US - GOV ****

So perhaps we should not expect Tor to protect us from the hand that 
feeds it (and anyone else who has access to their data)

> Secondly, can the Tor project release these returns on the site for the
> above purpose? I don't think there needs to be some onerous accounting
> process for reporting to the public (ya'll have better things to do
> anyways), but these returns would be nice to have in the interest of
> transparency.
> Thanks,
> Jimmy Dioxin

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