Tor Replaces Its Entire Board

John Newman jnn at
Sun Jul 17 11:38:01 PDT 2016

> On Jul 16, 2016, at 7:50 AM, grarpamp <grarpamp at> wrote:
> On 7/15/16, John Newman <jnn at> wrote:
>> Wtf is or was so important about Appelbaum that would lead to any kind of
>> massive conspiratorial smear campaign? Who gains from taking him down?
> On both... Are you fucking kidding me?
> Even before Snowden censored himself and Assange got locked down...
> He's one of the outspoken few that was still out traveling around the world
> bringing knowledge of Tor / privacy / human rights / surveillance etc the
> whole scope... with zero fear and a solid compelling presentation based
> on personal conviction and experience. Others at Tor mostly stayed
> to the conference rooms, he was transcending personal rooms even
> before joining Tor...
> Here he is talking on the subject with a roomful of Muslims in Quwait...

Right on. I obviously didn’t keep abreast of all the important
Applebaum-works (I don’t watch a whole lot of youtube videos, I
prefer reading).  I run a little tor relay, lurk on a couple of tor
lists, am constantly hacking my fork of roundcube to work better with
GPG, etc… but basically I've always had more of an interest in the
technical details.  So apparently I missed some important shit.

As I already said to Zen - thanks for filling me in :P

P.S.  All sarcasm/snide bullshit aside - do you really think Applebaum
is of the same level of importance to the things you mention -
privacy / human rights / surveillance state, etc, as Julian Assange
or Ed Snowden?  Snowden may have clammed up but he got a lot of
good shit out there. Likewise they have tried to clam Assange up
but he keeps on pumping shit out.

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