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Re: [tor-talk] BBC: NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs', alleges developer
On Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:41:04 -0400
Griffin Boyce <griffin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> krishna e bera <keb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >There are several pseudonymous development sponsors (named only by
> >single letters). Any of them could be GCHQ or NSA or one of their
> >It doesnt matter - all of the code remains open source and the
> >developers have their own public reputation to maintain.
> Patches are reviewed by some of the most conscientious and
> intelligently-paranoid security engineers on the planet.
> The constant "but what if nsa?" refrain tries my patience like
> nothing else.
Awwww. Nasty reality won't go away...
> It assumes that both the US government and Tor are
> monoliths. Neither could be farther from the truth.
Of course. The US government and the NSA are full of
nazi...libertarians..fighting against the system!
> The ecosystem is
> also arranged in such a way that the most competent security
> engineers, cryptographers, and circumvention developers have their
> eyes on Tor.
> If someone doesn't trust Tor, then they shouldn't use it. Tor devs
> consistently push security fixes to Firefox, so maybe they shouldn't
> use that, either. =P
> As for funding, read the tax forms and you'll see where Tor's funding
> comes from. It's not from the NSA, and I'm happy to stake my
> reputation on that. I wouldn't be involved if that were the case.
> ~ Griffin
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