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Re: [tor-talk] Giving Hidden Services some love
Trigger warning: This entire reply is going to be shameless (though
The current state of diversity in Onion Land is disappointing. So many of
the sites still online emphasize things like drugs, porn, and hacking. I
think everyone would benefit from a wider swath of the population getting
involved in hosting hidden services.
Consequently, I'm specing out a FLOSS desktop self-publishing software
using node-webkit and Tor (set up to use Hidden Services).
Some of the ideas I have already include:
* Simple integration with an Onionimbus provider.
* Namecoin integration
If anyone's interested, I'll set up a repo in the AM.
On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 8:44 PM, Thomas White <thomaswhite@xxxxxxxxxx>
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> As per Nick's post, I fully agree that hidden services do need some
> work, but I imagine the vast majority of people on this list are not
> skilled in the languages and areas required to do any kind of
> technical reform to them. However, technical reform of them is only
> one aspect.
> I've been launching a few of my own hidden services recently with some
> useful things such as Tor project mirrors, as well as my own
> client-side encrypted file host/sync which I've currently got in
> private beta (email me privately if you want to give it a test drive).
> In order to make hidden services a bigger priority and to potentially
> attract more funding from sponsors to Tor Project, I think we as a
> community need to make better use of them. They are end to end
> encryption, thus have held up very well against nation state attackers
> like the NSA and GCHQ, and they do not require exits and that makes
> use of the underutilised capacity of the non-exit relays in the network.
> If anyone has any thoughts on what they would like to see as a hidden
> service, I am all ears to suggestion. Whether you can build it or not
> (so yeah, even if it is just an idea throw it at me) I'd love to know
> what you want to see in hidden services.
> One of the primary ideas in the works right now for myself is a shared
> host environment which I and a few others are experimenting with ideas
> for, but the premise is each person would be assigned a small virtual
> machine and they could host Wordpress blogs for example, or whatever
> else that would make people more comfortable using hidden services.
> So to conclude - if you've got ideas, I'd love to hear them!
> Happy new year all,
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