Re: Operators of anonymization services like Tor must ask themselves...
"The bulk of the funding for Tor's development has come from the federal government of the United States"
I may have misread it but the article quoted deputy US attorney general Richard Downing as stating:
"Society must decide whether [...] American taxpayers should fund them [anonymization services like Tor]
My take is that those 23 children mentioned in the article as being saved wouldn't have been if it wasn't for the ability of the abusers to share content.
I get that there's an argument that access to content makes viewers more likely to move on to abuse but I can't help but think those wanting to ban legit tools because they can be used to access these things are just thinking 'if I don't know about it, it's not happening'.
Sorry, but it was happening well before the Internet came along and will continue to happen.
The ban Tor brigade need to be going after the politicians that are still underfunding services that protect children, and at local government and police leaders that are still failing children through their inability to work effectively together.
Oh, wait, they are the ban Tor brigade...