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Re: [tor-talk] Interesting question on Quora "Tor: Why did the US government create and continue to fund Tor?"
--On Saturday, December 28, 2013 8:20 PM +1100 Peter Tonoli
> There's an interesting question on Quora about Tor at the moment - "Tor:
> Why did the US government create and continue to fund Tor?", which can
> be found at
> So far, there are 4 answers including.. ..
> "Bram Cohen, Inventor of BitTorrent -
> Many other countries have countrywide firewalls to limit what their
> citizens/residents can see of the internet. The US State Department
> views this as a bad thing and proactively promotes Tor because it's the
> tool of choice for freely browsing the internet from behind such a
> firewall, which appears to be the main use which Tor is put to."
" The US State Department views this as a bad thing"
Right, but that's not because of any concern with freedom of speech - the
only reason the US military see that as 'bad' is because they can't easily
spy on people living in firewalled countries.
Hey, aren't firewalls defensive systems?
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