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Re: [tor-talk] Tor's reputation problem with pedo, some easy steps the community could take

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On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM, Low-Key² <cryptic303@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> The New Yorker just helped out for some positive PR surrounding hidden
> services.  Last Monday, they implemented "strongbox."  It's a means of
> sending the New Yorker tips and information without fear of reprisal, since
> not even the New Yorker can know who someone is as a result of IP address
> logs. The fundamental tech driving that at the core is Tor's hidden
> services.
> Sorry to resurrect an old discussion.  But, this thread came to mind as I
> was reading about Strongbox this week.  With a main stream publication like
> the New Yorker using Tor's hidden services in order to result in public
> good, this is a very good piece of PR for Tor that should be emphasized.
> Here are some links.
> http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2013/05/introducing-strongbox-anonymous-document-sharing-tool.html
> http://www.newyorker.com/strongbox/
> http://deaddrop.github.io/
> http://mashable.com/2013/05/15/new-yorker-strongbox/
> http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/05/15/opening-the-lid-on-strongbox-the-new-yorker-anonymous-dropbox-coded-by-aaron-swartz/
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx>
> To: tor-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc:
> Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Tor's reputation problem with pedo,
>  some easy steps the community could take
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 01:32:59PM -0400, Chris Patti wrote:
> > As a newcomer to Tor, as I explored the various onions out there, I felt
> as
> > if practically everywhere I turned there were links taking me to pedo
> > sites, IRC channels etc.
> Hi Chris,
> I agree with you. Part of what we have done a poor job communicating
> is that hidden services are a tiny fraction of overall Tor use. The
> wikipedia article on Tor is mostly written by hidden service enthusiasts
> (as far as I can tell), which further misleads people.
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