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Re: [tor-talk] Tor Relay Smartphone App

Casey Rodarmor wrote:
I just thought of an additional perk: The custom distro could
blacklist known-bad hardware.

I think this is a really bad idea overall, but I'd be curious to see what this would look like in practice. Do you detect the (unpatched for past five years) Cisco routers on the network? Do you flag the Intel processor? Is the closed-source NVIDIA driver a dealbreaker? I think that everything around hardware has tradeoffs. Even if something like this existed and worked well, there'd be a push to then just not use whatever software had this bundled with it.

Lots of people use Tor on not-great hardware because that's all they have access to.

"Don't worry user, it isn't your fault, the internet still loves you."

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