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Strongbox and Aaron Swartz (The New Yorker)
Posted May 17, 2013 7:00 UTC (Fri) by tnoo (subscriber, #20427)
Posted May 17, 2013 7:14 UTC (Fri) by geofft (subscriber, #59789)
I haven't audited this system, but it sounds like that was a design goal, and it's not a particularly difficult one. If you're going to use it, you'd be well-advised to make sure that this was in fact a design goal, and audit it to make sure it lives up (or find someone you trust to do so).
Posted May 17, 2013 12:46 UTC (Fri) by ewan (subscriber, #5533)
While the New Yorker promise to do various things, there's no real need to trust that they will; the key part is the first stage where you connect using Tor so they don't know where you're coming from. Everything else is really up to you. Clearly, there's nothing technical that can ever stop you submitting a picture of yourself with your name and address on, and the same principle applies to all submissions to a system like this - it's up to the submitter to avoid giving the New Yorker anything that could identify them, they shouldn't hand over identifying information and hope the other end keeps it secret.
Posted May 17, 2013 16:27 UTC (Fri) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625)
Posted May 17, 2013 19:28 UTC (Fri) by johill (subscriber, #25196)
I played with getting email (SMTP) to work within the tor space with .onion addresses years ago (about 7 I think), for this very reason. Of course, the email thing never took off because running such a service is difficult and hardly anyone runs their own SMTP anymore (now even less than back then, I'd say.)
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