[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
Wed May 16 15:18:30 UTC 2018

Hey Gunner,

I got the reply. Sorry, I thought I responded. This is going to be a 
great start for me!



On 05/15/2018 07:59 PM, Allen Gunn wrote:
> 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,
> https://pad.riseup.net/p/torfriendlysite
> 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,
> gunner
> 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
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Kevin Gallagher
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Center For Cybersecurity
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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