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Submission + - OSS Improves Cryptography, Says Tor Network Advocate (theverge.com)

destinyland writes: "Jacob Appelbaum, the Tor Project's main advocate, argues that Open Source software is necessary "to both verify and improve" available cryptography. (Adding "We also need that to ensure that everyone has a reasonable baseline — which is part of the cypherpunk ethos.") In this new interview, he's critical of a general public silence over government encroachments on privacy, but points to the current impact of the Tor network now as something that "runs, is open and is supported by a large community spread across all walks of life." And he ultimately identifies Tor as "part of an ecosystem of software that helps people regain and reclaim their autonomy," saying the distributed anonymous network "helps to enable people to have agency of all kinds; it helps others to help each other and it helps you to help yourself.""
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OSS Improves Cryptography, Says Tor Network Advocate

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