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[tor-talk] A community concern that needs to be addressed,
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A reddit user recently wrote the following and as quoted:
"So this is a throwaway account.
I have been keeping up and following the Tor project on social media
sites and just had a general interest. I have an uncomfortable feeling
with the way things are going at the Tor project.
Jacob being accused of rape is a subject I don't want to dive into, but
I feel like there is a push to get certain people out of the Tor
project. On top of that we had the ex CIA agent, the board purge, and
several notable people leave.
I don't know if Jacob did what he's accused of, and it's not up to
anyone of us to know what he did either. That is to be left up to the
On top of all of that the social media posts are seemingly less
technical/privacy related and more related towards identity politics .
The latest tweet was a retweet of Alison Macrina saying there are women
interested in joining the project and that's awesome. I agree that
having qualified developers and others is a great thing and the more
involved people are the better. My worry is the identity politics . I
myself am considered a minority, but I think basing serious projects on
identity politics is not only dangerous, but perhaps an active force
being used by enemies of Tor.
My theory is that enemies of Tor are using identity politics to push key
members out of the Tor project and to then hijack it and perhaps make it
Why do I think that is the theory? Because it's a real life tactic used
by some to subvert then destroy your enemies while you quietly take
control. We all know governments love to use sex crimes to pass laws.
Claims of rampant sexism at Tor and a rape accusation seem to fit the
shoe of getting people to support the removal of those key members. What
are your thoughts?
TLDR I believe the Tor project is slowly being hijacked and key members
getting kicked out based on buzzwords and identity politics" --
Their post seems to be somewhat political and based on recent events.
The user's concern on the lack of technical posts makes a lot of sense.
I feel like Tor has become increasingly user-friendly and the Tor
Browser Bundle is by far less 'intimidating' to perform first time
configuration than it was a few years ago. The lack of technical posts
might concern some people. What are your thoughts on addressing the
Nathaniel Suchy / MyZeus
3888 0175 C289 B85D (https://keybase.io/myzeus)
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