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Re: [tor-talk] Use of TOR for illegal activities

On 20/05/15 15:10, Paul A. Crable wrote:
I have just finished Macdonald's "Future Crime", a recent book listing the
ways in which we are all abused and insulted, and will be further abused
and insulted, by unsavory persons and organizations through our
technology, particularly through the Internet.  It makes sobering reading.

TOR is mentioned frequently, but the references are primary to its use by
criminals to carry out illegal activity, such as the Silk Road incident.

This ties in somewhat to a recent posting on this list claiming that 2/3's
of the activity on TOR is involved in pornography.

I suppose I sound like a disapproving fussbudget, but I have trouble
understanding how and why we allow TOR to be used this way.  I'm all for
free speech, but it's still illegal to falsely yell "Fire!" in a crowded

Is there some way to keep TOR out of the hands of sleazebags and crooks?

Even if there was some ways, who would then decide what a bad guy is and what a good one is, what is legal and what's not? What's moral and what's not?
Who? You? Your government? Your religion/belief?

BTW, Have you ever read this: https://projects.eff.org/~barlow/Declaration-Final.html



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