Changes between Version 60 and Version 61 of doc/TorLauncherUX2016


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    58 Network environments change all the time--what bridge was reachable in a country an hour ago might not be tomorrow. Keeping up with how and when each country censors Tor would require a lot of time and would require multiple people to do it as their full time job. We measure what is going on after-the-fact, but to use this means that we would have made some mistakes on the users' behalf, which may put them at risk without their consent.
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    60 Even if we could keep up with how and when each country censors Tor, we would need to push changes to account for this before any of the affected users connect to Tor, which is an unreasonable turnaround time.
     58Network environments change all the time--what bridge was reachable in a country an hour ago might not be tomorrow. Keeping up with how and when each country censors Tor would require a lot of time and would require multiple people to do it as their full time job. Even if we could keep up with how and when each country censors Tor, we would need to push changes to account for this before any of the affected users connect to Tor, which is an unreasonable turnaround time.
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    64 There are a set of relays which almost work all the time (meek bridges)--they are hard to block because blocking them would cause a lot of other sites to be blocked, and governments don't want to blanket-block all of them. We could leverage these to ensure that people connect to Tor the first time safely, then assign them something that would work afterward.
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    66 But meek relays cost tens of thousands of dollars to run a month at their current capacity (easily the most expensive relays to run), and using them more would cost even more money.
     62There are a set of relays which almost work all the time (meek bridges)--they are hard to block because blocking them would cause a lot of other sites to be blocked, and governments don't want to blanket-block all of them. We could leverage these to ensure that people connect to Tor the first time safely, then assign them something that would work afterward. But meek relays cost tens of thousands of dollars to run a month at their current capacity (easily the most expensive relays to run), and using them more would cost even more money.
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