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Talk:Tor (anonymity network)

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I think it would be useful to have a page detailing how to Torify certain applications. I'm not sure whether to add a section in the articles for specific applications (eg add a section at the Firefox article), or add information for each application in this article. What do you feel would work best? BLueRibbon 12:04, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

I like an idea. I suggest that if the ammount of applications is large you put the information on separate pages, maybe create a Category:Anonymisable software or something like that, to signify that. Maybe the most popular software (Firefox, etc) can be also described here. There is no problem with slight duplication.  ~ User:Beta_M (VolodyA! V Anarhist) Talk 2007 May 14 13:10 (UTC)

Democracy Now! interview[edit]

I will play devil's advocate, because someone has to. Ostensibly, Tor is a good idea. But what if it is only a bad idea? It was developed by the US government, after all. So they might have a back door. And it turns out, users of Tor benefit them in one way, whether they can hack it or not: hiding the use of Tor BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES in a nice safe crowd.

"JUAN GONZALEZ: And you use a program that was actually developed by the U.S. government?
JACOB APPELBAUM: Well, yeah. So, originally, the Tor Project is born from ideas that come from the anonymity community, of which the U.S. military has actually contributed quite heavily to. But since the times of the original onion routing patents, it has become a free software project, where, as far as I know, the U.S. Navy has contributed zero lines of code to it, but certainly lots of good ideas, because they understand, as many other people do, that if everyone has anonymous communication, that means everyone does, and if only special people do, it means that you can tell that those are special people that have special privileges, and you can basically see who they are. Whole Show "We Don’t Live in a Free Country": Jacob Appelbaum on Being Target of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance, Democracy Now! Friday, April 20, 2012 "

Anarchangel 07:29, 24 April 2012 (UTC)