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Re: [tor-talk] Many more Tor users in the past week?
From Gordon Morehouse:
> Asa Rossoff:
>> Whatever the case, I do hope that the larger pattern is not an
>> attack on Tor, which would seem to be the major concern. If
>> there's more interest and demand, that will ultimately be good for
>> the success of Tor, I would think.
>> Hopefully recent increases are reflective of a sudden elevation in
>> privacy and security concerns in the world, although the suddenness
>> of this (unprecendented?) expansion is a bit hard to fathom.
> I find it really, really hard to believe that even Educated Joe
> Sixpack reading all the NSA revelations, worldwide, in nearly all
> countries, just now suddenly became both worried enough and tech-savvy
> enough to install Tor and start using it.
> We can hope, but it seems very unlikely, even combined with a Pirate
> Browser bump in traffic.
I certainly haven't noticed a massive number of social media and blog posts
one would expect to see associated with a huge new public interest. It's
not trending on Twitter.
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