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[tor-talk] Promote Tor and Hidden Services as an anti-corruption tool for law enforcement agencies and others
Here is my idea:
In order to strengthen the diversity of Tor users and to emphasize a
good use case of Tor and Hidden Services, we could promote it as an
anti-corruption and crime reporting tool for law enforcement agencies
and large corporations.
Here is the use case:
A law enforcement agency or a large corporation sets up a Tor Hidden
Service like SecureDrop to enable secure reporting of corruption and any
other serious and organized crimes.
Many large (multinational) corporations encourage their employees to
report corruption, fraud and other forms of wrongdoing committed by
Also many governmental and public authorities as well as law enforcement
agencies are interested in external and internal tips on corruption et
Sometimes, members of criminal groups engaging in organized crime want
to exit those groups and end their own criminal career.
At the same time, insiders working for governmental and public
authorities want to report cases of corruption to law enforcement
Therefore, a Tor and Hidden Services based reporting tool similar to
SecureDrop could help track down and bring to justice criminals by
providing a secure channel for people willing to report such crimes.
Here is my vision:
It would be amazing to see reconstructing and reframing the old and
busted "Tor helps criminals" narrative into "Tor helps fight corruption
and organized crime".
Apart from promoting the reporting tool as a real solution to law
enforcement agencies and other interested parties, this use case
highlights - as a side-effect - why we need Tor and Hidden Services for
the good. This could contribute to a better image of Tor and Hidden
Services in the media and the general public.
As a goal, the Tor and Hidden Services based reporting tool could become
THE standard and state-of-the-art reporting tool for law enforcement
agencies, governmental and public authorities and large corporations all
over the world.
What do you think about my idea?
What do we need to realize it?
Your feedback will be very much appreciated.
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