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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Summer of Privacy


Thank you for enunciating that
I/we have a clearer picture of Tor's origins now.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul.syverson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 20:35:44 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Tor Summer of Privacy
>>> Well, I haven't read a lot, but I think there was this history of TOR
>>> where a couple of blokes did what made most sense to them at the time,
>>> and the government (I would attribute "opportunistically") chose to
>>> fund that.
>> 	http://www.onion-router.net/History.html
>> 	"1995: Initial work on Onion Routing begins, funded by ONR."
>> 	I'm guessing 'ONR' is this http://www.onr.navy.mil/
> *sigh* If you're going to commit ad hominems and fallacies of division
> at least try to be competent about it. You shouldn't be focused on
> mere funding (and anyway you missed that we started DARPA funding in
> 1996); Those couple of blokes in 1995 were myself and other
> U.S. govt. employees (Naval Research Laboratory). We didn't hire any
> contractors till 1997 and not Roger and Nick (with whom I did the
> initial Tor design) until 2001 or 2002.
> More details on the history at
> https://www.acsac.org/2011/program/keynotes/

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