Together with Stefan, I recently published the paper "Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays".
For a few years now, funders have been asking if they can pay Tor to run more relays. I kept telling them their money was better spent on code and design improvements:
Recently, a few articles have been published regarding Tor, Wikileaks, and snooping data coming out of the Tor network.
Over the past few months, a number of exit relay operators have contacted us asking for help with some legal issues encountered while running their relay.
Tor 0.2.1.21 fixes an incompatibility with the most recent OpenSSL
library. If you use Tor on Linux / Unix and you're getting SSL