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[–] AnthraxAlex 1 point 85 points (+86|-1) ago  (edited ago)

TOR is a NSA opp they own the majority of the nodes. The notion that somehow a large group of random individuals are going to come together to censor something as inane as a "white supremacists site" should be all the evidence you need that the owners are actually a coordinated entity. The entire idea of tor only works when the majority of node owners are disparate and not connected to each other by any command and control.

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[–] AnthraxAlex 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

one possibility is for entities to stand up enough nodes that they can maintain a viable enough piece of the tor network that the opposition doesn't control that their audience can still reach the content. But any centralization is bad like i said tor only works when the node owners aren't all the same entity. Whoever has control of the majority of entrance and exit nodes can strip the identity of sessions across the network. and also control what other nodes sessions get passed through on the way to the destination.

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[–] goship 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

There are many groups who had same question, and decided to run own nodes. Now many people do, from alt-left to alt-right, from drug users to political dissidents, also military, also business. This wide range of various users gives it security.

To increase security:

  • run own tor node, (even more so if you can use Linux), make it a public node but not-exit node (unless you want to sometimes like once few years be questioned by LEA if they go after someone who used your node and also your IP will be blacklisted by many sites - this is only for linux admins who own own servers on own IP address).

  • ask around or at some events like for Open-Source, which nodes are most trusted. And configure your tor for your own use, to use only the list of Entry Nodes that you think are good, as the entry nodes.

  • remember Tor makes it hard to track you, but if you will go around buying nukes or stuff, then eventually they will trace you unles you're an expert on tor and security

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[–] SparkS ago 

that means u all need to start using private vpns. free or $ they need to be private. the degree of security/privacy each one will offer depends more or less but thats mainly a user thing of what he want or does.

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[–] Galvanized_Dreamer 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Onion routing was invented by the NAVY, not the NSA.

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[–] 11147309? ago 

YVAN EHT NIOJ

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Exit node domination is not enough to censor a hidden service on tor because exit nodes are not used for hidden services.

This would require an exploit in the encrypting of the onions that give the onion router its name.

The nodes don't know what each layer of the onion is and can't without a cryptographic exploit.

Exit nodes know when you are using tor as a proxy to clearnet because this is unavoidable.

NSA is not going to burn a crypto exploit to slow down the daily stormer.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They're also not going to show their hand in owning the network by banning TDS, unless they're willing to jeopardize their mission in order to ban one stupid website. If it's true, they should be disbanded. If not... Who's pwnt the network??

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[–] AnthraxAlex 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They use machine learning to determin a correlation between sessions entering and exiting the node cloud. The precision is shit when you only control a few nodes but when you control a lot of them you can identify sessions entering and exiting precisely and strip the identity. Once youve identified targets you exploit the entrance and exit nodes through other means to gain the content of the traffic.

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[–] 10308413? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

the thing that pisses me off the most about that is that i would mean that the US is actively allowing child porn and their exploitation. i've heard how they will set up sites to trap predators but the fact that raping children is more preferable than being conservative is insane