Posted Oct 22, 2009 8:19 UTC (Thu) by renox (subscriber, #23785)
Parent article: TorProxy and Shadow
>There are any number of reasons that someone might want to disguise their web requests: repressive governments
Please do not oversell Tor: repressive governments can maintain a list of Tor proxies and discover who is using them.
Sure they may not know why you're using Tor, but they know you're using it, which may be enough to trigger unpleasant consequence..
So unless Tor is widely used (which AFAIK it isn't), using it can bring you *less* anonymity than not using it: a double edged sword!