Protesters Are Calling for a Tor Blackout on September 1st

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A collective is urging Tor users not to use the service for 24 hours on September 1st in protest of how the sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with. Another reason for the protest the group says, is because of the rumor that is circulating about how developers might be letting former government agents join Tor.

#torstrike was uploaded to GhostBin, and is asking those who use the service not to for 24 hours, and for workers at Tor to shut down its nodes and no longer work to upgrade the projects software. Protesters not only urge regular users to stop using Tor, but have asked the Tails OS and the Library Freedom Project to join as well.

“Tor can no longer be trusted after #jakegate/#torgate and hire of CIA. Its stinking credibility is putting people at risk. We hope it can be healed and regain trust with mass action. A short blackout may hurt in the short term, but save Tor in the long term. It will also allow dissenting voices to be heard,” a statement from #torstrike said.

There have been 16 demands made all together. Ten of which are directly related to the Applebaum investigation and ruling.

Read more ... source: DeepDotWeb

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