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Re: [tor-talk] access sites

On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:47, Eugen Leitl <eugen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> With more and more countries passing data retention legislation lately
> you can expect that Tor usage will change considerably from month to
> month.

I don't think that enthusiasts (people who change their behavior
without being directly affected) can have a significant impact on
usage statistics when compared to millions of people who are impacted
directly (i.e., cannot access YouTube). In China, e.g., over half of
URLs are blocked, in my experience of couple of years ago, even under
same domain. That's a much more serious motivation to use a mechanism
like Tor to circumvent censorship, compared to traffic interception.
E.g., in Russia, if I am not mistaken, every ISP of certain size must
(by law) duplicate all of its traffic to an FSB-supplied box — where
are the users? Even in absence of legislation, people already know
that internal security services and military intelligence will (and
do) intercept everything they can.

> By the way, good to see a fan of the Strugazkis on this list.


Maxim Kammerer
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