Michelle Knight. Writer, photographer, programmer, truck driver and general, all round nut case. Life is a journey and that's what this blog will probably end up being. Let's see where we go, eh? ;-)
The first library in the US to host a Tor exit node has voted to turn it back on despite warnings by the cops that it could lead to criminal behavior.
A meeting late Tuesday of the board of trustees of the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, saw it stand by its unanimous decision to embrace the anonymizing service. The service was promptly turned back on.
That is great news for the woman behind the Library Freedom Project, Alison Macrina, who was also at the meeting and spoke. She used the analogy that the city should not shut down its roads just because some people drive drunk.
If Tor shut down, criminals would find other ways to carry out their activities, she argued, but those seeking privacy online would not. She said she hoped the decision would lead to more libraries deciding to host Tor relays.