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Re: IDS bells ringing
You are missing my point. Please reread the second paragraph.
Which, for reference, is:
You all have got to do something about this, as this would be a prime
argument AGAINST this kind of software. If our isps are shutting us
all down there will not be too many servers online.
I think everyone understands your (not invalid) point. It's just that we
accept all kinds of risks every day, and we deal with them. By using
computers (and cars, and buildings, and ...) we open ourselves up to
risks, but we continue to use them because the benefit they provide is
greater than the risks. And the risks can be mitigated.
It's the same for Tor. Tor is more beneficial than it is risky, plain
To demonstrate the point, consider that the framers of the US
Constitution provided for (and themselves made heavy use of) anonymous
speech, even as they explicitly acknowledged the inherent risks. The US
Supreme Court (and lower courts) continually reaffirm the right to free
speech, even in the face of risks.