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Re: Tor grassroots advocacy
Roc Admin wrote:
Is there contact information? I too am a little late to the party and I
haven't followed the thread closely.
Hello - A little late to the party but I'm also interested in the
presentation. There is a small advocacy group in Rochester that that has
responsible Tor advocacy as one of it's goals.
-- Roc Tor Admin
Rochester has also been the center of unfair bandwidth caping by Time
Warner Cable. U.S. Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) is considering legislation
that would prohibit TWC from continuing this abuse. Massa is quoted as
“At the very moment when access to digital information is at the heart
of economic recovery, they’re going to go for corporate greed.” 
There are more links to informative sites at .
I see in Massa's statement a place for Tor advocacy. Economic recovery
would only be hindered if access to digital information is bought at the
price of privacy. Without privacy, the internet becomes a playground for
exploitive and greedy corporations, of which we've seen too many
examples. Such a chilling effect would discourage the public from
entering into this new economic arena and decrease economic growth.
I suggest drafting a letter to Massa asking that tor nodes be also
protected under his draft legislation and cite recent abuses lodged at
McCabe by TWC as yet another example of corporate greed run amok.
Anthony G. Basile, Ph.D.
Chair of Information Technology
Buffalo, NY 14201