Jacob Appelbaum · April, 2011

Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher. He is currently employed by the University of Washington, and is a core member of the Tor project.

Latest posts by Jacob Appelbaum from April, 2011

Over the Firewall and into the Fire

  14 April 2011

The Freedom House report Leaping over the Firewall is a new report designed to help users understand, evaluate and select a tool or series of tools for security, privacy and most importantly, for circumventing Internet censorship. As a long time developer with The Tor Project and as a member of the circumvention community, I feel that it is important to set the record straight about a number of issues. My motivation for writing this response is to inform readers of the serious concerns that many people, myself included, have about the recent Freedom House report. I am always pleased to see more analysis of censorship circumvention and Internet security tools, but I have concerns about this report’s methodologies and resulting conclusions. The report in its current form could be dangerous to the users it aims to help.

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