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[liberationtech] Facebook available as a Tor hidden service

Jonathan Wilkes jancsika at
Fri Oct 31 10:40:46 PDT 2014

Hi Rob,You do know TBB's defaults regarding scripts, right?  If it's a conundrum with no easy answer for Tor devs, it's a conundrum for Facebook as well.  So please do get on Tor Talk list and criticise TBB for having an "(advised)" yet non-default setting for blocking all scripts.

I understand the conundrum, and I agree that there isn't an easy answer, but that default setting in TBB is batshit insane.  It is _the_ source of the conundrum.  If script-blocking were turned on by default Facebook wouldn't even waste time trying to design a hidden service like this.


On Friday, October 31, 2014 12:13 PM, Robert W. Gehl <lists at> wrote:

I tried to login (with a fake account I maintain for just such a purpose). "Your account is temporarily locked," it says. I get that; it appears I'm trying to login from a strange location.

To proceed, I have to ID pictures of friends. Ok, I say. But the
      page with friends' photos doesn't load, probably because I have
      Javascript off (common practice with the Tor Browser). Fail.

Let's say people take this seriously -- to do so, they will have
      to use Javascript, which is a bad move when using Tor.

It seems to me that this would just inculcate bad security habits
      for any would-be Dark Web users.

- Rob

On 10/31/2014 08:14 AM, Steve Weis wrote:

Facebook is now available as a Tor hidden service at this .onion address:
>Blog post is here:

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