As an outsider I’ve heard that some people have long been underwhelmed with Tor.
Yet at the moment the media around Tor is exploding.
Russia is offering a huge bounty for cracking identities on TOR
Pando head claims that almost everyone involved with TOR was taking money from the US government something close to a million$$ and that this may have had an impact on Snowden.
That the UK government claims to have cracked TOR
If you use TOR the NSA will flag you as an extremist
Does this give confidence that a largely software approach is still viable even in the short run? Being very much an outsider I can only imagine that for software engineers code is never done or good enough and the last thing they want to think about especially in an innovation phase is having to lock down their stuff and give final answers that success may ensure get forever criticized.
In William Hertling’s “A.I. Apocalypse” because of manipulations by cable companies and similar issues the super intelligent A.I. designed hardwired sealed mesh nodes and sold them super cheap as another type of product to get them distributed. Book is about a year old.