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Re: Tor and network security/administration

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Sat Jun 17 09:52:59 2006

> The problem I see is that this technology will be used (literally,
> not ideally) solely for harassment (especially via IRC).  I do not
> see any other practical use for this technology other than that.
> The whole "right to privacy/anonymity" argument is legitimate, but I
> do not see people using* Tor for legitimate purposes.
> A colleague of mine stated his opinion of my opinion: "Your problem
> with Tor is that you can't control it, isn't it?"  And he's right --
> that's the exact problem I have with it.

if you believe in privacy and anonymity, you get the downsides as
well as he upsides.  such is life.

the problem with the net is that there are people on it.