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Re: Why governments fund TOR?

On Wed, 2009-12-30 at 20:10 -0500, andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 10:49:12PM +0530, arshad3m@xxxxxxxxx wrote 0.5K bytes in 13 lines about:
> : may i know why governmetns fund TOR. i read 49% funds coming from
> : government. TOR is usually considered for passing government restriction
> : by journalists and activists. so why should governments fund this?
> Paul's already answered about how Tor and onion routing was started, so
> I'll skip that bit.  
> Someone's already pointed you at the torusers page, so I'll skip that
> too.
> Governments fund tor to:
> - promote democracy
> - protect their agents doing sting operations or investigations
> - promote free speech where it doesn't exist
> - protect whistleblowers
> - provide freedom of access to an unfiltered internet
> - protect their soldiers in hostile environments
> - protect their employees identity while working online
> People in governments use tor for the same reason you use it. 

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