[tor-dev] Fwd: [Wikitech-l] Can we help Tor users make legitimate edits?

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.is
Mon Dec 31 18:52:34 UTC 2012

On Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:26:25 -0800
Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix.com> wrote:

> 3) Look at Nymble -
> http://freehaven.net/anonbib/#oakland11-formalizing and
> http://cgi.soic.indiana.edu/~kapadia/nymble/overview.php .  It would
> allow Wikimedia to distance itself from knowing people's identities,
> but still allow admins to revoke permissions if people acted up.  The
> user shows a real identity, gets a token, and exchanges that token
> over tor for an account.  If the user abuses the site, Wikimedia site
> admins can blacklist the user without ever being able to learn who
> they were or what other edits they did.  More:
> https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~iang/ Ian Golberg's, Nick Hopper's, and Apu
> Kapadia's groups are all working on Nymble or its derivatives.  It's
> not ready for production yet, I bet, but if someone wanted a Big
> Project....

I think nymble is superceded by blacr,
http://freehaven.net/anonbib/cache/blacr-ndss.pdf. It's model usecase
is Tor-using editors wishing to work with Wikipedia.

pgp 0x6B4D6475

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