Fwd: Posting of links to inappropriate sites on children's website via Tor

andrew at torproject.org andrew at torproject.org
Tue Jun 29 05:04:11 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 01:10:28AM +0200, tor at wiredwings.com wrote 1.7K bytes in 47 lines about:
: (Forwarded with permission)

Our standard response is

: There is a teenager in New York who has decided to create new accounts
: to post links to trolling sites like lemmonparty.org
: <http://lemmonparty.org> etc. on the Scratch website, which allows kids
: to share projects and comments. It being a site for kids ages 8 and up,
: that's not good. :(

I wonder how they know it's a teenager in NY. And if they do know this,
why not do something about it?

: In the past this person created accounts to post links in our forums
: using free web proxies, and now they're moving on to posting them in
: comments via TOR.  I guess we'll have to block new accounts from TOR
: nodes - but do you guys have any alternatives you can recommend? I
: understand and accept your mission to support privacy, but unfortunately
: I can't see any good alternatives to blocking Tor nodes right now. I
: have read the FAQ, but I thought I'd see if you have any other ideas.

Usually it's the other way around.  Some jerk uses Tor first, gets it
blocked, and then the admin complains that free proxies/zombies exist by
the millions and wants help from us in coming up with a better solution
than blocking the Internet.

Andrew Lewman
The Tor Project
pgp 0x31B0974B

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