[tor-talk] Historically speaking, what was the U.S. navy /military

Alexandre Guillioud guillioud.alexandre at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 13:55:27 UTC 2015

I had heard that the original use case were to protect their (US navy)
ships against command center localisation through RF harvesting. The onion
routing of the admiral commands through a few boats means enemmies can't
detect which on is giving orders.

2015-07-29 14:32 GMT+02:00 Virgil Griffith <i at virgil.gr>:

> intending to use Tor for?
> I know the classic story of US intelligence agents wanting to phone home
> from Beijing hotels without Chinese intelligence knowing they were phoning
> home as a partial motivation for open-sourcing Tor.
> But what was the Navy/military originally hoping to use Tor-related
> protocols for? It's unclear to me what their historical motivations were.
> -V
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