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Re: following on from today's discussion

On Monday 21 August 2006 19:05, Chris Palmer wrote:
> Robert Hogan writes:
> > It's not a matter of speculation. Using Tor expands the number of
> > potential eavesdroppers by at least the number of exit nodes in the
> > Tor network.
> I understood the question to be something like, "Are Tor operators more
> likely to be eavesdroppers than regular IP-layer router operators, layer
> 2 snoopers, spyware authors, and other meanies?"  Maybe I misunderstood.

My point was that it's easier to run a tor exit node than do any of the above. 
That makes it more likely to happen. 

> There are so many opportunities for eavesdropping, and they are so often
> taken (on small and global scales), that worrying about Tor operators is
> relatively minor -- especially since if you really want security, you're
> already using end-to-end encryption anyway.  It's moot.
> > I don't think the law is much consolation for someone who wants to
> > remain anonymous!
> Again, I'm not saying -- I never even sort of said -- that people who
> want anonymity should pin their hopes on Tor operators knowing and
> observing US law.

Sorry, I was being a smartarse.


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