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Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 9, 2006
16 years ago4,399 views

Sigh. Dream on.

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Less self-indulgent:

"As of October 2005, EFF no longer has any money for supporting the Tor project. Your donation will help Roger and Nick focus on Tor development and usability rather than looking for new sponsors and getting distracted by day jobs. Help us keep Tor under active development!"

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Sounds a little like white washing to me. Do not rely on top down mega corporations for ensuring freedom.

Try Freenet

RC [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Really, if Google were to do that, would they still allow google to operate in china?

Comeon, it is rather childish to me.

Elias kai [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Its like creating a virus + drugs

Matthew Pegler [PersonRank 2]

16 years ago #

It would be nice, but the government would blog the cache servers. And if those servers always change, how will the program know the new address? Get it from another site? That will get blocked. Good intentions, but impossible to carry out.

Isaac [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I still wish non-commercial organization working on free access project. I appreciate the work from Google, but they should keep the project neutral enough from either being pressed by gov or halt it someday internally.

Dempsey [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I still think that the Chinese will solve this problem on their own. Although I'm a non-tech guy, some sort of mod'ed Firefox browser and API-thingy can surely get around this stuff. If the Chinese want this, Chinese programmers will make it happen (prob'ly already on it). I am an optimists, of course.

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Thanks for the post, Philipp!

Google, are you listening?

Oskar Syahbana [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

It's not viable – business wise – for Google. Why would they anger the government which holds the potential of billions eye pairs?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

As a general note unrelated to the specifics of this situation:

In a world where future business success of these services is based on *user trust*, no company should just worry about pleasing governments.

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