Child pornography blocking again
zorba-tor at pavlovian.net
Thu Jan 24 12:49:33 UTC 2008
> I realise, of course, there are problems with this.
* Use of effort that could be spent other places
* Possible legal liability issues
* Cries of "you're blocking child porn, why not also block warez/hate
speech/freenet/political propoganda that I don't like"
* Every single problem that comes along with trying to maintain a
blacklist, including malicious submissions, manpower, filtering
And, the biggest problems to my mind:
* If the blacklist is stored on some central server, creating a very
nice system where people must report what they're browsing to a central
* If the blacklist is stored in a downloadable form of any kind,
effectively making a *list of child pornography sites*
The second might be avoidable through some clever hashing, but that
simultaneously eliminates any sort of accountability or auditability,
and as much as I like the Tor guys I don't want them to be able to knock
entire sites off the Tor network.
(I'm also kind of entertained at the idea of a privacy group saying,
effectively, "okay now that our behavior is no longer trackable please
send us all the kiddieporn sites you know of thanks in advance".)
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