[tor-talk] Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

s7r s7r at sky-ip.org
Wed Jul 23 14:42:00 UTC 2014

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On 7/23/2014 2:15 PM, Kristy Chambers wrote:
> Interesting article published few days ago. Any comments? 
> http://pando.com/2014/07/16/tor-spooks/

This is some nice piece of troll fuel, I got to say.
The fact that Tor receives donations from US govt. is not a secret,
never intended to be one, and everything is done in a transparent
manner. If the US govt. would want to sabotage people by launching a
"honey-pot" anonymity network, I think they would have been much wiser
than doing it like Tor model. The sponsorship from the US govt. only
shows us that there is still "some good" in the govt. and not
everything is compromised into violating rights of freedom and free

If you think that it's bad 'just because it was invented by the
military / at their request' please note that a very big percentage of
inventions which changed the world and life of people were invented
either by the military either for the military. Please stop using a
razor blade immediately if using one, because it was invented for the
army if you read its history.

Apparently these days the best way to launch your shitty company and
make it known is not to pay for advertising, better and free to issue
a press release that "We found a bug in Tor, Tor is broken, Tails is
broken, EC cryptography is broken and used as a honey-pot, etc.". This
will generate a lot of noise on the internet. I can't count how many
times the Tor Project site states: 100% anonymity is not guaranteed,
Tor doesn't come with any warranty, this is EXPERIMENTAL software, a
lot of your anonymity depend on your actions, etc. What could be more
clear than this? Nobody is forced into using Tor, but there isn't any
alternative and it really works IF YOU KNOW HOW TO USE IT.

P.S.: I sent to a Tor user a customized .doc file which loaded some
external images from a server under my control. That user was not
using a sandbox or isolated environment and opened the document so I
logged the user's REAL IP ADDRESS when it fetched the resources!!!! I

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