Had to read that twice.
>The good news is that although the botnet itself is bad, the number of connections and extra clients improves Tor security overall for all the other users. The thing is, the more relays, the more connections, the larger the network... the faster and more secure it is.
That isn't what is happening here. The new connections are clients only so they aren't acting as relays or exit nodes. Tor network stats actually show a slight drop in performance. However, the increased number of clients does probably make correlation attacks harder, if the NSA or someone else is actually doing those.
posting ac because <spookyvoice\>ooooo... bitcoin anonymity...</spookyvoice\>
1) Way to assume I am am a liberal. I am, in fact, very far to the right (though I a very different right than the religious right).
>>As a conservative parent, and someone who is friends with conservative parents, I can tell you that we have no problem teaching our children about sex, or the difference between girls and boys.
2) conservative, sex negative parents != conservative parents