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Re: [tor-talk] Hidden services, what is recommended
Martin S wrote:
Today I've had a conversation with colleague regarding email
encryption, encrypted telephony and hidden services on the Tor
network. In regards to the latter, what - in your opinion - would be
suitable services to put on Tor (.onion) sites? Would you for example
put PGP keys exchanges on there? There might be interest in running
chat or other communications or document sharing.
Actually, what you're describing are some of the more common uses of
hidden services. Some people run xmpp or irc servers as hidden services
to have truly private chat among their friends (plus you can run a web
client like qwebirc). A human rights nonprofit recently asked me to set
up a PGP public key server as a hidden service. Lots of people run
cozy.io instances as hidden services for "personal clouds" calendar,
contacts, task list, documents etc. A good friend of mine set up his
RSS feeds to pipe into a hidden service, and just uses the Tor browser
to read the news (even if he's in a filtered location).
For audio chat, Mumble does okay. I probably wouldn't recommend it as
an enterprise solution when used over Tor, but it's pretty good when
using it in push-to-talk mode.
hope this helps!
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not pay close attention to the human interaction factors involved
risk failing to provide security by failing to attract users."
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