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[liberationtech] Appelbaum's Ultrasurf report

Frank Corrigan email at franciscorrigan.com
Wed Apr 18 11:00:58 PDT 2012


Hi Jacob,

Metrics a very good idea and hopefully such will become a global
technique that will help remove perceptions that 'politics' & funding
strategies are being played out through technical analysis that has
overarching ethical and moral imperatives.

Plus any tool should prominently highlight limitations, as well as
challenging user assumptions head on, such as Tor's:

Want Tor to really work?
https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en#warning


Frank



----- Original message -----
From: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
To: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Appelbaum's Ultrasurf report
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:31:35 -0400

On 04/18/2012 12:57 PM, Frank Corrigan wrote:
> Would it be feasible and practical to develop some sort independent
> accreditation/certification/research/benchmarking mechanism* that covers
> such technology? Which could be used, for instance, to inform anyone
> considering using/funding tech that claims to support "anonymity,
> security, privacy and Internet censorship circumvention" to ensure
> veracity before release and continuity whilst in use and when updated
> and for accreditation/certification technical analysis to be published
> responsibly?
> 
> *Using some of the $28 million set aside for such tech:
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-20/u-s-funds-help-democracy-activists-evade-internet-crackdowns.html
> 

Hi Frank,

There are a number of tool developers who are working on exactly this
kind of metric or set of metrics.

All the best,
Jacob
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