dark web briefest intro - was Re: educate me Please

Zenaan Harkness zen at freedbms.net
Fri Jul 21 19:14:46 PDT 2017

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 08:51:11PM -0500, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
> On 07/21/2017 08:26 PM, #$%&#$ %&#$%&#$ wrote:
> > One of the key features that the Tor company/group has never
> > implemented is chaff-filled network - that is, you specify "I want to
> > allocate 100 KB/s to my node, and I want that divided equally amongst
> > my outward connections, and any peer node that "randomly drops"
> > packets, becomes less trusted by me.
> >
> > I asked the devs directly (or someone else did, can't remember for
> > sure), and the reason came back "our funding proposals for this
> > feature have never been approved" - which makes sense, since the CIA,
> > DIA, DOD and NSA fund the creation of the Tor network, they don't
> > want to fund features which make it much harder for them to uncloak
> > users they are targetting.
> Maybe funded, as in past tense. The current Tor project is not
> dependent at all on US government funding that I can see.

Shawn you're a funny lad - a little too transparent for your own
good but hey, that's better from my perspective :D

> If you can prove
> otherwise, please post the proof.

Oh please! Awesome - I love this in the morning, makes for a really
happy day which I know is pre-laced with humour unseen by the one
delivering the punch lines. Gold :)

Your transparency is causing me to not stop chuckling.  Juan is
sharper than I and he spotted you ages ago.

> The nice thing about free software is anyone can add those
> features, or pay for them to be added. So even your non-government
> or non-US programmers can change the code and run their own custom
> version of Tor.  The features you mention don't even break
> compatibility with the rest of the network, so that's not an issue.

Thank you for reiterating part of my email with which we evidently
agree on.

Have a great day - mine started out fabulous :D

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