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William was raided for running a Tor exit node. Please help if you can.



Barry Shein wrote:
> On November 30, 2012 at 08:18 joakim at aronius.se (Joakim Aronius) wrote:
>   >
>   > I am all for being anonymous on the net but I seriously believe that we still need to enforce the law when it comes to serious felonies like child pr0n, organized crime etc, we can't give them a free pass just by using Tor. I dont think it should be illegal to operate a Tor exit node but what just happened could be a consequence of doing it.
>
> Yeah, next they'll let just anyone walk down the sidewalk without
> identifying themselves. And those are public sidewalks paid for by tax
> dollars!
>
> Or drop a few coins in a public telephone (I know, a little dated, but
> they exist) w/o id and commit some crime!
>
> I think some here need to reflect on what they're saying.
>
> Sure, it'd be better to stop bad guys, but this has always been the
> problem in a free society, you can't just put draconian rules on
> everyone else because otherwise some bad guy might not be immediately
> and easily identified.
>
Well put Barry.  Or, as Ben Franklin put it: "They who can give up 
essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither 
liberty nor safety."

Miles Fidelman*
*

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