wiki:org/meetings/2017Amsterdam/Notes/TorUsers

Tor users

People who don't know they're using Tor

  • Tor in the background
  • Who want to use Tor but can't (ie. no tech understanding)
  • making Orbot smaller in size to download (no reason to delete to save space, smaller than other browsers to download)
  • Anti-encryption laws
  • Who are users who would like to use Tor but don't know about it
  • Teenagers – make it cool (dark web is already cool) don't really know what darkweb is... just sounds cool
  • Threat models – principals, teachers, parents
  • highschool firewalls (using bridges, put on USB stick ie tails)
  • schools give out USB sticks to students
  • Public schools in countries where encryption is illegal cannot use/promote not actively enforced, however – lots of people unintentionally breaking laws
  • people use Google docs because it's so easy, available ready to use
  • focusing on larger groups who are at risk
  • mobile browser – on par with desktop, 2 apps, different name
  • more people uninstall than install Orfox
  • Global south (ie. digital rights Pakistan)
  • direct material support for trainings
  • knowing issues in parts of world where we have less knowledge about
  • building relationships in local areas
  • nightly builds to trainers to fix and iterate on usability issues
  • next Billion users
  • low bandwidth
  • not getting stuck in US context (beyond marketing and towards general access)
  • bridges
  • SIM card access requiring identification
  • anonymity set (getting Tor browser in various places)
  • alignment with communities improving overall network access (mesh networking)
  • showing people they can use Facebook, twitter, etc with Tor
  • making the messaging super obvious (formulate questions so they can understand privacy better via context)
  • Anti-satire, anti-spam laws in Pakistan
  • Teenagers and their principals/parents
  • Online harassment
  • Proper sex education, counseling
  • Outreach portal messaging
  • localization of “anonymity”
  • simple talking points for various groups
  • “Why is this slow, French and dumb?”
  • Helping people understand the properties of Tor
  • updates to Tor Check page
  • Respecting anonymously generated content
  • 1-push button (Ricochet)
Last modified 13 months ago Last modified on Apr 12, 2017, 10:44:20 PM