[tor-talk] Thoughts on Tor-based social networking?
waywardgeek at gmail.com
Sun Oct 27 22:25:41 UTC 2013
Tor has a problem: Guys like me used to run Tor nodes, but stopped
after having bad experiences. In particular, my experience so far has been:
- Most of my node traffic seemed to be people watching video. I support
freedom, but they can get their porn and illegally shared videos elsewhere.
- An online meeting of mostly blind individuals was griefed by a Tor
attacker, who crashed most blind users's computers using known crash words.
- A web site of mine was hacked by a Tor user.
I want to support free speech and other Internet freedoms, but
unfortunately the world has lots of people who enjoy ruining it for
everyone else. Would it be possible to reduce the griefers by having a
social network of Tor based secret identities? If I could ding a
griefer's reputation after he attacks my web site or trashes a meeting,
that might discourage Tor-based griefing. If I could specify
OpenDNS-like settings for traffic I allow to be routed through my Tor
node, I could get a lot of the illegal video sharing and porn off my
router. If I could specify that only people of a certain level of
reputation can route data through my node, I'd feel better about the
encrypted traffic I help route.
This kind of idea has probably already been discussed at length... what
was the outcome?
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