[tor-bugs] #3750 [Website]: web tor proxy

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#3750: web tor proxy
 Reporter:  freevps  |          Owner:  freevps          
     Type:  project  |         Status:  needs_information
 Priority:  normal   |      Milestone:                   
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Comment(by privacyresearch):

 @phobos: it depends on the anonymity goals that you want to achieve and
 how you are fair with the end-user.

 Tor2web want to allow anonymous internet publishing and not anonymous
 internet access, so the protection and facility is not for the client who
 access the content but for the server the provide the content.

 Obviously we must be *very clear* with the client, while accessing a
 tor2web proxed content, that:
 - This is a proxy
 - The proxy will be able to collect his IP address
 - Strongly suggesting to use TorBrowserBundle and connect directly to

 That way we can be *very fair* with the client (to avoid him
 misunderstanding the anonymity context) while providing the tor2web goals
 (that's providing internet-exposure to website running on tor hidden-

 So looking in perspective to tor2web we must not think about 'client
 anonymity' but only of 'server anonymity'.
 Regarding the client, it must just have a disclaimer explaining him that's
 better to go with .onion.

 Look on google site:.tor2web.org , there's now a wide ecosystem of tor-
 hidden-service website that leverage tor2web internet exposure.

 We must support them, we must preserve their ability to internet-publish
 anonymously while still keeping their location secret by running their
 server on a tor-hidden-service.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/3750#comment:6>
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