[tor-project] Reviving The Discussion: Crowdsourcing some guidelines for what it means to make a web site "Tor-friendly"

Kevin Gallagher kcg295 at nyu.edu
Tue May 15 21:10:07 UTC 2018

Hello everyone,

Recently in a Tor UX meeting I brought up the idea of creating a 
Tor-Friendliness scanner, or a program that evaluates and ranks the 
"Tor-friendliness" of a web site and provides recommendations to 
improve. This idea seemed pretty well received by those attending the 
meeting, so I'd like to get stated on creating this. However, in order 
to do this I would need to precisely define "Tor-friendliness."

That's when this discussion 
was brought to my attention. It seems conversation about this has died 
down. I would like to revive this conversation and work towards creating 
an understanding of the definition of being "Tor-friendly."

Currently I am reading the Tor Browser Design Document to understand the 
Tor Browser more fully, and to understand how it works to thwart 
tracking and fingerprinting, etc. If there are other approaches I should 
consider to help me understand what "Tor-friendliness" is, please let me 
know! Otherwise, I would love to hear about what people think 
constitutes "Tor-friendliness" so I can build a tool that tests for 
these things.


Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher
Ph.D. Candidate
Center For Cybersecurity
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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