[tor-dev] Hidden service policies

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Sun Jul 20 23:01:16 UTC 2014

One of my first concerns would be that this would build in a very easy
way for a government (probably the US government) to compel Tor to add
in a line of code that says "If it's this hidden service key, block

After all - it's a stretch to say "You must modify your software to
support blocking things"[0] but it's not so much a stretch to say "You
already have the code written to block access to things, block access
to this thing."


[0] The OnStar legal case notwithstanding

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