Tor's Branding Pivot is Going to Get Someone Killed
I posted on an article on Tor, Asia, and pragmatism on medium.
The title is hyperbolic, but I forgive myself the clickbaity title just for people to take these issues seriously. To clarify:
Will Tor's pivot branding pivot will increase harassment of Tor operators and users in less "human-rights friendly" jurisdictions? Indoubtably.
Before 2023, will a Tor user or operator be convicted of a human-rights related crime or imprisoned because of Tor's pivot? Probably.
Before 2023, will a Tor user or operator be killed or executed because of Tor's pivot? Probably not.
Beyond 2023? Who knows. That's too far to see how this will play out---but it certainly won't help.