Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#9614 closed defect (implemented)

Tor Project's "Sponsors" page may not accurately reflect funding sources disclosed in Financial Statements

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
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The Tor Project's 2012 Financial Report from
notes that what appears to be Tor's largest single source of funding is a $876K U.S. Department of Defense grant obtained via the Stanford Research Institute that's described on PDF p.11 as follows:

"U.S. Department of Defense Pass-Through from SRI International
Basic and Applied Research and Development in Areas Relating to the Navy
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence,
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance".

Despite this (welcome) financial transparency on Tor's own website, Tor's "Sponsors" page at currently lists its
largest donor as "an anonymous North American NGO."

Per Andrew's response (, I have submitted this bug report.

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Made a slight update to state the page is accurate up to 2011. See

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Updated to reflect new funding levels and organizations where we can contractually call them "sponsors". See svn revision 26331,

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed
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