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Re: [tor-talk] Feasability of Network Backbone growth via hardware rollout

On Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:19:07 -0400
JC Biggs <jc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> However the main goal of the system is to offer a simple built in OS, with
> a  facebook like networking experience, self hosted email, self hosted
> picture storage and most importantly  a distributed computing platform
> (should users opt in)  for encoding video, or doing compute intensive task
> in photoshop, CAD, etc.  the idea is that, you can upload all your pictures
> and network just like you do with facebook, but by storing it all locally,
> you cant have your account shut down or censored (  I have personally had
> facebook do this to me, for nothing more than âadding  friendsâapparently
> thatâs harrasement to themâ fuck if I know)

http://freedomboxfoundation.org/ already aims to build such a system.

> What my question is,  is how hard would it be to tie Tor into the package.
> That way each of these âboxesâ does all of the above, but also
> automatically becomes a preconfigured, secure relay.  My thought is that
> this would not only massively grow the amount of relays, but also give
> users an anonymous, ad free, censor free, solution to social networking
> thatâs almost impossible to shut down, or fail.

And they already use Tor:

With respect,

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