[tor-talk] More and more websites block Tor, which will eventually become useless!
martink at posteo.de
Mon Nov 11 07:05:26 UTC 2013
> …what I'm saying is: Tor could be much more than just a proxy tool, it
> could be a public campaign—with all the “dirty work” your generic
> public campaign has. (Well, it's not /that/ dirty, actually; it's funny
> once you get involved.) Activism, PR, fundraising, education, etc. The
> only reason this isn't done yet, I suppose, is that people who enjoy
> programming web servers probably do not usually enjoy running campaigns
> like the one I describe. Well, it could be a good idea then to find
> human rights activists, all around the world, who know how to do it,
> and collaborate. Support those harrassed for providing Tor access, make
> it a matter of public debate, find sponsors, make journalists write
> about it, engage volunteers. I feel a bit stupid saying this. Why don't
> people work on it already? Maybe they do, and I'm just showing my
> ignorance now?
> I run exit from home publicly and encourage others to do the same. I'm
> convinced this is the only way Tor can survive in the long run:
> together we stand, divided we fall. If someone reads this with “my
> thoughts exactly” in their heads, please email me, we'll cook something
> up soon. Or make a special topic in *tor-talk*. [Mailing lists make an
> awful communication medium, though—I don't even understand who will see
> this message and how to provide a discussion link for outsider. :-(]
I would love if we were at a point where running an exit from home is
seamless. I really think you're right and only one thing is missing to
get there: a critical mass doing it.
Unfortunately until then we have a chicken and egg problem for those
(like me) who don't want to waste too much time and effort but still
want to run an exit node. I don't like it but the only way is to buy a
seperate internet connection for it. Only that way I really know my exit
node is protected by law.
It doesn't help to get to a critical mass of people running an exit
because most people don't even know what server housing and that stuff
Selling Routers with OpenWRT and Tor inside would maybe help.
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