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Re: [tor-talk] Giving Hidden Services some love

On 05/01/2015 09:14, grarpamp wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 2:28 AM, Peter Presland <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> services. The case cited is one where both parties require anonymity,
>> the most widely known examples being the 'illegal markets', but there
>> are at least two other cases:
> If you've ever used a chan, published things like torchat addresses,
> joined HS irc, or held various accounts in onionland, you'd
> find random anons engaging you and striking up uninhibited
> conversations covering all sorts of subjects. These would
> otherwise not occur if both parties were not anonymous.
Maybe I was not clear. I'm not arguing against dual-anonymity (ie HS
provider and client). I agree it is good to have available. But that
does not and should not exclude the other two cases I described.

IMO case 2 represents a large untapped potential user pool for Tor.

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