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RE: Hacker strikes through student's router

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From: owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-or-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of poncenby smythe
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 2:50 PM
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Subject: Re: Hacker strikes through student's router

> For the record, Tor developers (and many at the EFF) are indeed of
> many reasons people have claimed that developing anonymity is bad.  We
> think about them a lot, and right now, we don't think that they're
> correct. In fact, we discuss many of them in the abuse faq, the main
> faq, and the "Challenges" paper.
> In case anybody cares.

I believe(and hope) a great many people care about this.
Does anyone know of other papers written on the subject of 'abuse' of  
anonymous systems?

at the moment I personally feel that Tor is affording people with  
questionable intentions an extremely robust and simple to use method  
to conceal their identity.  I have not read the 'challenges' paper  
but is it correct to think tor developers justify (if that is the  
right word) their developments by believing that if miscreants did  
not use Tor they would simply move onto another similar mechanism for  
conducting their business.
or would taking the tor network down cause any kind of disruption?

impossible questions....


One time this guy murdered this little girl with a hammer.  Ever since then
I have refused to use hammers.  I think hammers are evil.  I don't think
anyone should use hammers.  In fact hammers should be outlawed.  I am
starting a petition and movement to outlaw hammers.