[tor-project] Launching Ethics Guidelines

isis isis at torproject.org
Thu May 12 01:13:39 UTC 2016

isis transcribed 3.6K bytes:
> Virgil Griffith transcribed 2.7K bytes:
> > Here's the line about unacceptability of crawling .onion:
> > 
> > "For example, it is not acceptable to run an HSDir, harvest onion
> > addresses, and do a Web crawl of those onion services."
> > 
> > https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/meetings/2015SummerDevMeeting/ResearchEthicsNotes
> > 
> > So, this can indeed be an official policy.  But it was the first I had
> > heard of it.  And currently at least 3-4 tor2web nodes in
> > good-standing explicitly permit crawling of .onion .
> Tor2web similarly should be killed with fire as being a blatant and disgusting
> workaround to the trust and expectations which onion service operators place
> in the network.

Simply because a user, given an onion service address, naïvely decides to use
one of your Tor2Web nodes, it is unacceptable that your Tor2Web node crawls
said onion service simply because it didn't "opt out" of your historically
malicious desires to harvest data on Tor users and operators.  Consent is not
the absence of saying "no" — it is explicitly saying "yes".

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