Back in the ancient pre-Tor days, at the height …

Back in the ancient pre-Tor days, at the height of the crypto wars, Ian Goldberg asked me at Financial Crypto in 1998 why we created onion routing. Not entirely facetiously I told him that the fascinating technological problems and the pontential to better protect people and their activities was nice, but the real attraction was to create a context where people who were sure they should hate each other were forced to collaborate.

Paul Syverson, ‘Inventor’ of Tor/Onion Routing, 15.9.2013

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