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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:37 -0700
From: Stephen Crane <>
To: "Ivan .Heca" <>
Subject: Re: [FD] Peeling the onion: Almost everyone involved in developing
 Tor was (or is) funded by the US government | PandoDaily

Tor was originally sponsored by the US Naval Research Lab. Does this
automatically mean it's backdoored then? Could someone insert a backdoor
into open-source software? Yes. Funding sources do little to change this.
Now, who is controlling exit nodes is a different story, but that's another
can of worms.

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Ivan .Heca <> wrote:

> Funding doubled, so engineering some back doors?
> In 2012, Tor nearly doubled its budget, taking in $2.2 million from
> Pentagon and intel-connected grants: $876,099 came from the DoD, $353,000
> from the State Department, $387,800 from IBB.
> That same year, Tor lined up an unknown amount funding from the
> Broadcasting Board of Governors to finance fast exit nodes.
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