[tor-talk] Social scientific research on Tor and similar technologies

Paul Syverson paul.syverson at nrl.navy.mil
Wed Nov 20 12:26:04 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:27:36AM +0100, Moritz Bartl wrote:
> On 11/20/2013 04:41 AM, Jonas Bruun wrote:
> > I'm currently conducting research for a graduate class paper at University
> > of Texas at Austin. My research topic is the Dark / Deep web. Due to the
> > anonymous character of the users of people using these services it is
> > difficult for me to come into direct contact with them. [...]
> Thank you for doing this. There's way too little literature about
> anonymity from a social sciences point of view.
> I would very much like to see something like the
> http://freehaven.net/anonbib/ , but for social sciences/HCI papers. The
> only papers I know of about anonymity in HCI are from the 60s. I can
> maintain a anonbib-like database, but there's no way I can hunt down the
> literature. Maybe you'd like to collaborate? Do you have a reading list?

I'm all for more research in this space, but why create a separate
database, especially if there are currently few paper? Couldn't you
contribute these to anonbib? Probably you want to create a new topic
label for them.


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