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Re: [tor-talk] access sites

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 01:45, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> There has been some research on what Tor *traffic* is, but the methodology
> soundness is always a question. The question here though is what the
> breakdown of Tor *users* is. Nobody's done a scientifically valid study,
> mostly because of the difficulty of getting a good sample when you're
> talking about anonymous people.

Table 2 (with Germany at the top) in [1] does seem to suggest that
“Privacy enthusiasts” represent a significant proportion of Tor users.
Perhaps a 2nd place is deserved (higher than the “Loonies”) in the
estimated breakdown above. I would also place human rights activists
somewhere at the bottom of the list. The “Militaries” section on the
“Tor users” page is most likely completely phony, though.

[1] http://www.springerlink.com/content/b7v2p84331286k0g/

Maxim Kammerer
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