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[liberationtech] Concept for takedown-resistant publishing

Arturo Filastò art at globaleaks.org
Sat Feb 4 10:00:35 PST 2012


On Feb 4, 2012, at 3:09 AM, Yosem Companys wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Pavol Luptak <wilder at trip.sk>
> To: Joss Wright <joss at pseudonymity.net>
> Cc: liberationtech at lewman.us, liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
> Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 02:41:42 +0100
> Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Concept for takedown-resistant publishing
> On Fri, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:08:21PM +0000, Joss Wright wrote:
>> 
>> Of course, a BitTorrent-style approach gets you some nice properties
>> that a Tor hidden service doesn't generally have that are very desirable
>> for censorship-resistance, such as distributed robustness and vastly
>> improved flooding resistance.
> 
> But you can use tor hidden services / i2p just for secure hosting of torrent
> files...and of course there are plenty tor 2 web proxies, so even using
> tor client is not inevitably necessary…

I think Tor Hidden Service are awesome and I also quite like tor2web ;), however
I what we are discussing here is something that is fundamentally different from
Tor HS in the sense that the actual content of a site is distributed amongst peers.

In a Tor HS you have a site that is stored in a physical location X and if people
are able to somehow uncover location X (maybe because they discovered who
you are), you loose.

By leveraging technologies such as Bittorrent, you are able to use the fact that
a big user base already exists and that they have been proven effective at
storing in a decentralized manner data.


- Art.




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