Changes between Version 63 and Version 64 of doc/TorLauncherUX2016


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Feb 23, 2017, 5:38:35 PM (3 years ago)
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    4545=== Active adversaries ===
    46 It would be easy to ask the user something like, "what country are you in?," and give them advice. Or ask "are you at risk?" or "do you know what you are doing?" to offer manual configuration while defaulting to automatic configuration. While leveraging user input works well, a software designed for anonymity requiring de-anonymizing information makes users feel uneasy. More critically, there are benign and malicious third-party versions of Tor Browser on the internet and not all users download Tor Browser from the official site or official mirror. Since these replicate the official version, having user input in ours will result in impersonations having user input as well--and they might steal the information and use it to profile user.
     46It would be easy to ask the user something like, "what country are you in?," and give them advice. Or ask "are you at risk?" or "do you know what you are doing?" to offer manual configuration while defaulting to automatic configuration. There are benign and malicious third-party versions of Tor Browser on the internet and not all users download Tor Browser from the official site or official mirror. Since these replicate the official version, having user input in ours will result in impersonations having user input as well--and they might steal the information and use it to profile user.
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    4848=== Passive adversaries  ===
     
    161161We performed a cognitive walkthrough by working tasks from the perspective of the user and assessing its learnability for new or infrequent users. We then conducted qualitative and quantitative usability tests of the interface. We believed that both were necessary for a complete evaluation. Qualitative testing tells you why or how it is or is not usable, while quantitative testing tells you how much it is or is not usable.
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    163 We worked with Xlab, a laboratory at Uc Berkeley, to run these studies. ~50% of our participants were from their participant pool (mostly students, staff, and some outsiders) and ~50% were recruited from craigslist (specifically to not just have students).
     163We worked with Xlab, a laboratory at UC Berkeley, to run these studies. ~50% of our participants were from their participant pool (mostly students, staff, and some outsiders) and ~50% were recruited from craigslist (specifically to not just have students).
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    165165=== Funding and collaboration ===