The carnival of data retention expands
We've already asked about how to handle the forthcoming data retention directive in Germany.
A few more governments are either heading down that path, or already there:
- Internet black boxes to record every email and website visit at The Telegraph UK.
- Data Retention in Denmark.
- SORM-2 in Russia
- Sweden wants to record all cross-border communications.
I suspect we'll see proposals for this in the USA soon enough.
It's on a todo list somewhere.
Actually, a package called tor should be just Tor, no privoxy. Some people may want to run Tor without privoxy. The package should be what it says: just Tor.
If there was a metapackage called "tor-and-privoxy" or "tor-bundle", which depended on the tor package, privoxy, and whatever else, that would be appropriate. If you type apt-get install tor, you shouldn't get privoxy with that.
Anyway, compiling Tor from source isn't that hard. It doesn't have a ridiculous amount of dependencies like KDE, which really is annoying to install from source. If you're going to ever have to install anything from source, Tor is a good thing to start with, since it is very simple.
And whether you use a package or install from source, you still need to configure your browser and other internet programs to use Tor.