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What's a User Story?

"As a <type of user>, I want <some goal> so that <some reason>."

or more specifically:

"A <type of Tor user> wants to <some feature of a Tor app> in order to <some reason related to security, privacy, etc>."

Some more good information is here:

User Stories

A blogger in Uganda wants to document and publish local personal stories related to the fight against anti-homosexuality legislation, but is worried about being persecuted, or having the subjects of their posts persecuted.

A journalists wants to communicate with a source using a chat/instant messaging on a web or mobile device without exposing that they are talking to the source, or having anyone log that they were talking.

A student at a high school is searching for information on this history of abortion law for a paper, but the schools internet filters block all access based on the keyword "abortion".

A researcher faces opportunistic and targeted attacks from compromised upstream service provider when using plain-text or privacy compromising protocols.

A parent faces intermittent local WiFi active threats (DNSspoof,SSLstrip,*MitM,...) in the community. Children's older devices especially vulnerable.

A person living with HIV wants to keep their medical history private while using their office's (monitored) internet connection, as they fear that disclosure will negatively impact their career.

Someone wants to blow the whistle on an unfair business practice or unsafe working conditions, but doesn't want to reveal their location.

People in abusive relationships whose internet use/history is closely monitored benefit a lot from TAILS. (There is a lot of off-the-shelf keylogging/monitoring software that poses a serious risk to people in these circumstances). Using TAILS can allow them to seek help, plan their exit, and keep them safe from retribution.

Religious minorities who live in areas that are unfriendly to those with their beliefs need a way to learn more about and express their faith. This can be everything from atheists in Oklahoma to Orthodox Christians in Iran.