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Re: [tor-talk] Interesting question on Quora "Tor: Why did the US government create and continue to fund Tor?"
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On 28/12/2013 11:43 pm, Art McGee wrote:
> There's an interesting question on Quora about Tor at the moment -
>> Why did the US government create and continue to fund Tor?",
>> which can be found at <
Pardon me for sounding stupid, but what exactly is "interesting" about the
> It seems to be the kind of query that springs from a nexus of
> ignorance and paranoia, in the mind of someone too young to realize
> that the foundation of the Internet itself was originally a
> government funded project.
Wow, harsh! On the other hand, it could've been a completely innocent
question, wanting a definitive answer to the innuendo and paranoia
about Tor's funding.
> That person sounds like a victim of poor education about the
> history of modern technology development, that a lot of it came
> about as a result of government money and research, rather than the
> contemporary libertarian capitalist fantasy of it manifesting whole
> cloth from people's garages. No matter what the conservative
> propagandists try to tell you, the smartest people in the world
> actually work for the government in some capacity.
Why not contribute your answer to this question on Quora, and set the
person who asked the question straight?
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