Tor project considers covering costs for exit nodes

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10 Responses to “Tor project considers covering costs for exit nodes”

  1. legionoftheones says:

    Seems kinda risky/annoying for $100….

  2. Call me cynical, but wouldn’t the FBI/CIA/NSA/TLA jump at the chance to host an exit node?

  3. austinhamman says:

    100/month is a fair price to pay for being banned from 4chan,and a number of other websites, forever.
    its the only reason i havent set up a tor exit node, and i dont want the police knocking down my door for something someone did from my exit node.

    • Pretty impressive being banned from 4chan.

      • austinhamman says:

         it’s more likely than you think.
        go to 4chan on tor, every single exit node is banned…most for child pornography. opening a tor exit node is guaranteeing your ip gets banned. they will ban you just for BEING a tor exit node (though they depend on you confessing this offense obviously…but i have had a few times i go to 4chan on tor and the node is banned with the reason given as “being a tor exit node”)
        i mean if the FBI wanted a pretty complete list of tor exit nodes the 4chan ban list would be a pretty good start.

  4. snowmentality says:

    I’m still wary of hosting an exit node because of the stories about people getting arrested for child porn because someone used their Tor exit node to look at it. Until the law is changed so that won’t happen, $100/month isn’t enough for me to open myself up to that kind of liability. 

  5. This runs the risk of making the intrinsic value of helping people by putting up a node seem less than. 

    Reward: Being basically a privacy super hero.
    vs.
    Reward: 100 bucks.

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