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Re: [tor-talk] Tor's reputation problem with pedo, some easy steps the community could take

For what it's worth, OnionBrowser is open sourced, it is for Apple


My point was that using Tor need not be inconvenient at all.

I agree that there's a need for a hidden services directory, but I gather
from what I've read that doing this isn't easy due to large scale vandalism.

We'd need something like a Wikipedia with a dedicated group of volunteers
willing to undo each vandalistic act and keep links clearly labeled.


On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 03:30:37PM -0400, Chris Patti wrote:
> > What about simply scouring all the directories, removing links to the
> pedo
> > sites?
> Please do!
> That said, you're already falling into a trap when you say "all the
> directories". I know the person who ran "the hidden wiki" -- he shut
> it down in 2003. Now there are a pile of hidden service websites, all
> claiming to be "the directory". There's clearly a need for this role,
> but there is no official center or starting point. This is both good
> and bad, as you can imagine.
> > And by doing so, you create an environment where people, taking advantage
> > of the incredibly awesome work folks have done with OnionBrowser, who
> > aren't necessarily Tor savvy can get a sense for what the system can do
> and
> > come away with a positive impression.
> You should be aware that OnionBrowser isn't made by any Tor people.
> I think that's the name for the closed-source package for various Apple
> platforms, yes? (I hear it has some Tor components inside, but who knows.)
> --Roger
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