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Re: Blocking child pornography exits
>It's not about morality; it's about protecting children. I didn't ask anyone to create any sort of >anonymizing network, but since the tor group did, it's incumbent upon them to make sure it's used >properly and that includes insuring it isn't used to harm children in the
U.S. or elsewhere. >Otherwise, all they've done is unleash a paedophilic monster in a Chuck E. Cheese restoraunt.
NBC has a TV show called "To Catch A Predator". It's a good show, and it demonstrates about the only real way to protect our children other than being a good parent in the first place.
Now let's say someone uses Tor to look at a picture of a child being violated in someway shape or form. Who's to blame here? The child, the camera, the person behind the camera, the person looking at the picture, or the network that allowed the picture to be transfered (ie. Tor)?
Blaming Tor is just like blaming the child. The child probably didn't have much choice. Neither does Tor. It makes a victim out of them both.
So don't say "bad Tor", because that's just like saying "bad camera" or "bad child".
It isn't the doing of the child, the camera, or Tor that makes this wrong.
Blaming Tor for the actions of something *that already happened* before it reached Tor will never make it stop. The sooner you understand this, the sooner you can do some real good in the world.
Seriously, don't blame Tor for something that already happened. It just makes you sound naive. We all dislike it as much as you, but it will continue to happen with or without Tor until someone catches the persons committing the crime....hence NBC's "To Catch a Predator".