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Re: [tor-talk] Funded search engine for onionspace?



grarpamp <grarpamp@gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:16 PM, George Kadianakis <desnacked@riseup.net> wrote:
>> I find their concern very valid
>
> Respectfully... invalid. Onions are going to be mined, shared, leaked,
> indexed, and copied anyways. And most certainly by your adversaries.
> Do we forget merely publishing an onion to the dirs results in accesses.
> Lists of onions just make all this abundantly and properly obvious for
> those who don't get the picture. Nor are you going to be able to

I understand but don't really agree with your point. Mainly because I
can't think of a single positive thing that can happen because of this
public list.

> influence or censor every list. So instead of whining they should be
> doing something to enforce actual privacy...
> 1) HiddenServiceAuthorizeClient
> 2) HTTPS/app level auth

FWIW, none of the above will actually help against a non-experienced
user that uses tor2web to connect to an onion by mistake. Even with HS
authorization or HTTP auth, the onion will forever be imprinted on
that public list.

> 3) OpSec
> 4) Site defense
> 5) etc

OpSec would help, but it actually relies on the human factor.
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