[tor-talk] "Hidden Services" vs "Onion services"

Katya Titov kattitov at yandex.com
Sat Nov 15 08:42:06 UTC 2014

Paolo Cardullo:
> This was an interesting discussion.
> I was just thinking of starting a thread on why people use the
> appellative 'dark' as for 'dark net'. I found it quite disturbing and
> offensive, also in a racialised way.
> [...]
> I strongly disagree and I suggest to drop 'dark' from TOR services.
> Funny enough, only the day after the chief of London MET declared:
> 'internet has become a “dark and ungoverned” space populated by
> paedophiles, murderers and terrorists'. This also can be seen with a
> shade of racism.

I opened a lengthy discussion about this in January:


No real outcome.

The name is what it is, and I think it's stuck.


More information about the tor-talk mailing list