[tor-relays] NPR story: When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police

Tristan supersluether at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 23:46:46 UTC 2016

What happened to "innocent until proven guilty?" While the police could
have compromised the relay, we can't assume they did just because they're
the police.
On Apr 7, 2016 6:42 PM, "Green Dream" <greendream848 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Of course, but what would they make of it? They might have 200
> > perfectly legitimate Tor nodes already, making a blacklist
> > absolutely useless.
> So we should do nothing? This logic makes little sense. The directory
> authorities already have blacklist capabilities, and add known malicious
> relays to it as the need arises [1]. Sniffing traffic on an exit is a good
> enough reason to blacklist a node, as far as I can tell. So if we did know
> of government running or monitoring exits for this purpose, it would be
> sufficient reason to blacklist. This particular case is perhaps not so
> clear cut but I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the idea of blacklisting.
> 1) The blacklist used to be published here
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/badRelays but it's
> apparently no longer published.
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