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[liberationtech] on the traceability of circumvention tools

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Thu Sep 16 23:59:47 PDT 2010


On 09/16/2010 08:23 PM, Mehdi Yahyanejad wrote:
> As I mentioned yesterday, Tor still prides itself for being the tools of choice for the US Navy 
> intelligence and has been originally sponsored by the US Navy. Tor simply doesn't have 
> much traction in Iran, so we don't have to be worried about its associations. 

The original research draws from many sources Mehdi and yes, that
includes the US Navy. What of it? We don't speak of it as an endorsement
by the US Navy Proper and we don't flaunt that as a selling point. We
tell it like it is - people use it from all walks of life, including the
US Navy, The FBI, random grandmothers, and EFF supporters alike.

In any case, I'm not sure what you mean by "Tor simply doesn't have much
traction in Iran" when we clearly have many users:
http://metrics.torproject.org/recurring-users-graphs.html#iran

The recent graphs looks like about 40,000 people were using Tor at the
end of August from Iran.

I feel like everything you've said it pure conjecture and hilariously
incorrect. Please include citations in the future.

All the best,
Jacob



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