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Re: Stephen Soghoian on U.S. Gov't Attitudes Toward Tor
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- -- Michael Holstein <michael.holstein@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> What about the Department of the Navy that initially funded it? I
>> wonder if it was pointed out in these meeting that it was the DoD that
>> wanted this in the first place through the Office of Naval Research
>> and DARPA?
>Simple. It's okay for them to be sneaky to avoid *US* (the citizens)
from knowing what they're up to, but *NOT* okay when we try to hide from
>It's the .. "you shouldn't mind if we're listening if you don't have
something to hide..." mentality that I've been told from many an $agency.
>Keep in mind these are the same folks that think we should keep
>subscriber records for 3 years (and give them a key to our wiring
closets) but stall like crazy when they get a FOIA request.
This reminds me of similar conversation on the cypherpunk list
back in 1992/93 w.r.t. Clipper/Capstone -- you can't put the
genie back in the bottle.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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