Tor Project wants to become less dependent on donations from government subsidy




The Tor Project does for the first time an active call for donations. The money will help the organization are anonymous services to a wider audience. Also, the organization wants to be less dependent on subsidies from the US government.

Beetle Unlike usual crowdfunding campaigns, the Tor Project has not set a target amount and it is not possible to see how much money is raised. There is a page created where people once or a monthly amount can donate your choice. More details about the donation campaign can be read in a FAQ. It requires the organization of the various subsidies it receives from the US state. The Tor Project say they are grateful for it, but do not want to become too dependent on a single source of income.

Currently, the non-profit organization for 80 to 90 percent dependent on subsidies from the US government, writes The Verge. Although the Tor Project receives government funding, the relationship with those public authorities are often strained. Earlier in November, claimed the Tor-organization that the FBI paid a million dollars to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to enable it to monitor users of the Tor browser.

Previously, it had been possible to donate, eight thousand people have done so far, according to the FAQ. For the first time the organization makes now an active call. This is done by means of a blog, in which Laura Poitras her story does. She made the documentary Citizen Four, about the revelations of Edward Snowden. According Poitras had not been possible without services such as Tor. Her story should encourage people to donate.

In March asked the Tor Project all that crowdfunding is the future of the service. At the time, the organization wrote on his blog that the objective is to make available safe and anonymous communication to a wider audience. To do that the Tor Project bringing its services routed to mobile platforms.


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