why polipo?

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.org
Sat Feb 20 21:57:20 UTC 2010

On 02/20/2010 04:41 PM, Rich Jones wrote:
> While we're discussing the bundle, I'd like to mention something
> that's been on my mind lately. I recently ran a Privacy Tech Workshop
> at the Students for Free Culture conference in DC - and the general
> conclusion is that Tor/FF is too hard to use and set up  (and I think
> that this has been the conclusion from the folks at the
> OpenNetInitiative at Harvard about the real-world usage of censorship
> resisting tools in Iran and such) and that most people end up using
> the first result on whatever search engine for "get around blocked
> internet", etc, which ends up using a webproxy.

This is why the Tor Browser Bundle exists,
http://www.torproject.org/torbrowser/.  It's self-contained and
pre-configured. Just download, extract, and run.  There's no
configuration needed.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
pgp 0x31B0974B

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