[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: questions of morality

Tools which are used for good can also be used for bad, and you just hope the good uses out weigh the bad ones.

But even if tor were to be mostly for evil deeds (and we really have no way to determine if it is), I still applaud any mechanism that gives the common user a level of privacy that can hopefully compete with authorities.

We've already seen how satellite communications plus the internet have weakened the ability of authoritative regimes to control what information their subjects are able to access, however they do so with risk. Allowing oppressed people to speak and request information freely would have even a greater impact.

Ultimately, I guess it's about balance of power. Anything to help keep the authorities in check.

On Feb 2, 2005, at 6:35 PM, Aaron Cannon wrote:

Hello all. I'm a new member of the list and a newbie to TOR. I have been looking for a worthy cause to donate my bandwidth to. I think I might have found it in TOR, but I am a little bit hesitant because I am not eager to facilitate someone's wrong doing. On the other hand, I would like to help those who would like anonymity online.

So, I suppose, in the end, it comes down to the simple question: do the positive uses of TOR out-weigh the negative ones?

I'm not looking to start a flame war. I'm just curious how many of you have thought about this aspect of TOR in depth (I would guess probably most of you have) and what your thoughts were.

Thanks and sorry if this topic has been covered before.

Aaron Cannon

E-mail: cannona@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Skype: cannona
MSN Messenger: cannona@xxxxxxxxxxx (Do not send E-mail to the hotmail address.)