I think this is mainly due to two reasons:A) We've had that faq entry up for a long time, including the part where
we say we'll fight it and that we have lots of lawyers who will help us
fight it. So they know it won't be easy.B) I do a lot of outreach to various law enforcement groups to try to
teach them how Tor works and why they need it to be safe. See e.g.
the first two paragraphs of this:I think 'A' used to be a sufficient reason by itself, but now we're
reading about more and more companies and services that have tried to
fight such a request and given up. The architecture of the Tor network
makes it more complex (there's no easy place in the deployed network to
stick a backdoor), but that doesn't mean they won't try.I guess we rely on 'B' for now, and see how things go.
September 6, 2013 at 4:17 PM EDT