[tor-talk] Thoughts on Tor-based social networking?
arma at mit.edu
Sun Oct 27 22:41:55 UTC 2013
On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 06:25:41PM -0400, Bill Cox wrote:
> 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?
including my response at the end
for the latest version of this answer.
As for "Tor based secret identities that can accrue reputation",
check out Nymble:
(and there are several other research groups with similar ideas).
But nobody has deployed a Nymble-like service in a usable way, and also
it's not clear that it would solve the types of problems you describe.
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