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

Allen Gunn gunner at aspirationtech.org
Tue May 15 23:59:29 UTC 2018

Hi Kevin,

Thanks so much for reviving this thread and thinking.

Don't know if you got my reply from earlier this week, but I repopulated
the etherpad from January,


Some formatting was lost from my flat text backup, and as a result some
reformatting is definitely needed (e.g. annotations are not currently
differentiated from things being commented on)

I'm happy to connect and see if how what we were trying to then (more of
a "before you build/before you go live" checklist) melds with your
scanner vision, which I think is a *great idea.

thanks & peace,

On 05/15/2018 02:10 PM, Kevin Gallagher wrote:
> 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
> (https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2018-January/001606.html)
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Kevin Gallagher


Allen Gunn
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