[tor-talk] Better Privacy for Tor Node Operators

Curious Kid letsshareinformation at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 28 13:29:58 UTC 2011

----- Original Message ----
> From: John Case <case at sdf.lonestar.org>
> To: Tor-Talk <tor-talk at lists.torproject.org>
> Sent: Thu, April 28, 2011 7:12:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Better Privacy for Tor Node Operators
> Running a Tor node is an all or  nothing proposition - either you accept fully 
>the ramifications of a personal  identifier (no matter how flawed it is) being 
>tied to this subversive activity  FOR ALL TIME, or you don't.

You don't need to run a node for your ISP to know that you are a Tor user. Even 
downloading Tor is enough to make a person suspect in some places.

I witnessed an incident on the #tor IRC channel in which a user that had decided 
to operate a relay was looking for guidance on what kind of relay. Several 
people warned against it because of privacy the "privacy risks" involved. (This 
wasn't very long ago; maybe there is a log.) I got the feeling that the person 
then seriously reconsidered even bothering.

I don't think that running a Tor node is considered a subversive activity in 
Democratic nations. I encourage anybody who can run a node to do so if they have 
resources to spare.

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