[tor-project] Launching Ethics Guidelines
macrina at riseup.net
Thu May 12 04:11:36 UTC 2016
> 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."
>> 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 .
> Perhaps, more explicitly, what we'd like to eliminate is people like you,
> Virgil. You've admitted publicly, in person, to several of our developers
> that you harvested HSDir data and then further attempted (unsuccessfully) to
> sell said data on users to INTERPOL and the Singaporean government.
> We do not tolerate people within our community cooperating with any parties,
> including law enforcement and government agencies, to deanonymise real world
> users of the Tor network. Full stop.
> Your previous behaviours were absolutely abhorent, unethical, unacceptable,
> and cowardly. They are now covered by the official ethical guidelines.
> 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.
> Have a nice day.
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