19 October 2012. A2 sends:
The response to the
and the referrals offered still do not indicate the extent of the USG funding
The revelation that the USN uses TOR is hardly news, after all the USN holds
the TOR patent. What Cryptome did reveal was just how much the USN was pouring
into TOR. This is above the already significant funding by the Department
of State, and other USG entities.
Keep the data coming John, TOR is not a street wise hacker collective.
12 October 2012
Letter to A on Tor
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:14:04 +0000
From: frihetnull <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Letter to A at cryptome.org
How are you this morning, my dear? With great interest I read your
question to dear John Young of Cryptome dated 8 October 2012, published here,
John Young may wish to note that Tor boldly states it is from the US Navy
on their Overview page, see
They also boldly state past funding from the US Navy on their sponsors page,
Take a bespectacled gander at "Past Sponsors". And I quote for your reference,
"DARPA and ONR via Naval Research Laboratory (2001-2006)". What a curious
way to hide an affiliation. Perhaps A should call up "tor management" and
ask direct questions. Contact info can be found at
They even list an old-fashioned telephone for direct voice to voice
My genitals would quiver with glee if you published this information months
before Tor published the information on their website. Andrew Lewman published
the financial statements and Dept of Commerce Data Collection Form on Friday,
October 5, 2012, see
Having recovered from a powerful conspriacy-gasm, you clicked links for half
of an hour reframing these documents to sound like a fantastic conspiracy
of control and puppeteering. You will also note all of these data is easily
found, gathered, and published in the name of US Government transparency.
The Dept of Commerce Data Collection Form gives you all the source programs
one needs to learn to find this information online. You will note very few
of such DCF forms are published ever. Why would Tor publish this if for not
to create such an easy-to-follow trail?
Rather, I think the real conspiracy is that Tor published the documents at
all. Plausibly, they did so in the name of transparency and to the horror
of their funding organizations. I do so applaud the Tor Project's transparency
and commitment to such an ideal. They far outweigh and garner more trust
than Wikileaks could ever hope to do. Now if Jacob would with Julian into
the Ecuadorian embassy with Julian, the two could bro-code and have endless
recursion of bro-love for life. Sadly, my genitals are left wanting for your
publishing of such documents means you did not do the faintest bit of work,
rather Tor did it all for you. Investigation, my dear, takes time, effort,
and disclosure of something the world doesn't already know.
Further, your own bro-love slave in Alan Taylor of PGPBOARD (CAPS WERE FUN
IN THE 1970s SIR), selectively used copy and paste to reframe your own reframing
of said financials and funding for maximal paranoia. You two are aware that
Al Gore, nay, DARPA invented the Internet, correct? Your entire means of
propagation is due to DARPA research and funding. Imagine the backdoors in
TCP, IP, Manchester encoding, and such other protocols on which we rely every
If you want to recover some higher probability of quivering genitals, publish
Tor's 2011 990 before they do.
As a former American taxpayer, I do so wish I could direct my taxes towards
more projects like Tor. I much rather more Tor and Tor-like projects exist
than in lieu of the United States Government spending more money on $22 billion
dollar F-22 fighters that cannot fly and are easily copied by the Chinese
in 50% of the time for 25% of the cost. If the US Navy and other military
branches do wish to spend more money on Tor, I say godspeed sirs. All governments
should spend money on Tor. Tor works, unlike smart ships, fancy jets, and
other DHS/TSA boondoggles bankrupting what was once a fine society.
Freedom sir, is a dish best served to all equally. Thankfully, elements within
governments are funding such projects rather than simply funding more fantasies
they copied from Metropolis, 1984, Brave New World, Farenheit 451, and Kallocain.
I cross posted this letter to tor-talk because I know the Tor Project will
publish it unredacted. Unlike sirs John and Alan who selectively edit for
maximal conspiracy value.
Cheers bretheren, the fight for freedom continues aghast at your apathy and