[tor-talk] Better Privacy for Tor Node Operators
case at SDF.LONESTAR.ORG
Thu Apr 28 15:17:09 UTC 2011
On Thu, 28 Apr 2011, Curious Kid wrote:
>> 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.
I don't think running a Tor node is _currently_ considered a subversive
activity in democratic nations. But the records last forever, or should
be assumed to.
Go ask some Japanese people in California how fast and profoundly
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