[tor-talk] Facebook brute forcing hidden services
art.istom at yandex.ru
Sat Nov 1 12:40:18 UTC 2014
On Sat, Nov 01, 2014 at 04:22:22AM -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> I would never use this unless you were actually censored from
> accessing facebook via clearnet. All it will do is serve to officially
> tell facebook that you are a tor user that FB can then further
> discriminate against as a class in the future once they start to
> lock down clearnet against exit nodes, travelers, etc or whatever
> their scheme is or will be.
> Remember, FB's official policy is still:
> - Real Names required
> - Phone Numbers / ID required
> - DOB required
> - Gender required
> - Email required
> - Etc required
> - Users are the product that is being mined and sold and shared.
> Such non optional elements, and choices, powers and rights
> removed from the user, are in direct opposition to the principles
> of Tor and anonymity. Normally support for onion/i2p is good thing,
> but when still backed by crap like this it's largely meaningless.
I think your point is very true. Also I forsee that such strategy will
be adopted by another corporations like Google, Twitter and other.
It is absolutely pointless to create another "entry point" for users,
except for the purpose of categorization of users to facilitate their
further monetization. This is done in the interests of corporations, not
in the interests of the people.
I believe we should boicot such initiative from corporations in favor
our onw interests. They should create equal conditions for access to
information for all users.
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