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Maxim Kammerer mk at
Wed Nov 7 03:08:42 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 3:17 AM, Griffin Boyce <griffinboyce at> wrote:
> Has anyone asked Tim Berners-Lee about child pornography lately? Cell
> phones are used by drug dealers, and my dicing knife doubles as a deadly
> weapon. There's a world of difference between the inventor's intended
> use and those secondary uses.

How are these ramifications in any way relevant to the conflict of
interest analogy I have made? Pointing out the obvious fact that Tor
hidden services are most popular in drug dealing and pedophilia
circles gets someone's panties in a twist, and the supposedly factual
“Tor users” page containing mostly upgraded old promotional writeup
[1] conflicts with the official party line? Fine, let's look at
something recent and authoritative,

Thus spake Mike Perry [2]:
> I am deeply opposed to shipping an always-on universal adblocker with
> the default TBB. I think it would be political suicide in terms of
> accomplishing our goals with acceptance of Tor users by sites, lobbying
> for private browsing origin changes, and convincing the world that
> privacy by design is possible without resorting to filtering schemes
> and/or DNT-style begging.

So here you have it: an employee of the non-profit Tor project admits
to producing an inferior product due to political reasons. No drugs,
CP, or other forbidden subjects are involved either, so Americans
among us can breathe a sigh of relief.


Maxim Kammerer
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