Opened 6 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

#11167 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Include bookmarks to SecureDrop sites in the Tor Browser Bundle

Reported by: runa Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: needs-triage
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Description (last modified by runa)

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before or in some other ticket, but I would like us to consider including bookmarks to SecureDrop sites in the Tor Browser Bundle. Organizations currently using SecureDrop include Forbes, The Global Mail, The New Yorker, ProPublica, SF Bay Guardian, and The Intercept.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by runa

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cypherpunks

Next to "secure"Drop, Globaleaks Hidden Services should be considered.

Publeaks - http://cvwux44jpauyrtan.onion
Mafialeaks - http://pliqhphjyny4yglg.onion
Ljost - http://w6csjytbrl273che.onion/

And much more:

  • Irpileaks
  • MagyarLeaks
  • Perun
  • Pistajka
  • Salzburger-Piratenpartei
  • Wildleaks

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by naif

At GlobaLeaks we just listed here publicly known users http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GlobaLeaks#GlobaLeaks_uses while we planned to implement LeakDirectory as a software (but it maybe useful to do it together with SecureDrop Directory Authority as a unique platform) in order to have a list of all installations.

The problem with bookmarks is that someone need to maintain it statically, keeping the responsibilities of deciding who get into that bookmark, who didn't get into the bookmark, if it has to be removed why/how/when.

So, regarding placing a bookmark of leaksite into TBB, i think that it should be something "dynamic", loading list from third party resources and providing very big disclaimer and warning when accessing it.

Which are the possible liabilities of the Tor Project in going to endorse (directly hot-linking) a specific leaksite or a specific media by providing a facilitated access trough it?

IMHO Tor Project should be "agnostic" within the respect of bookmarks part of TBB.

So this "facilitated access" must be built in a way that does not bring the liabilities of discriminating the bookmarked list of URLs.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 6 years ago by runa

Replying to naif:

The problem with bookmarks is that someone need to maintain it statically, keeping the responsibilities of deciding who get into that bookmark, who didn't get into the bookmark, if it has to be removed why/how/when.

Yes, that's correct. The Tor Project may not want to have this role.

So, regarding placing a bookmark of leaksite into TBB, i think that it should be something "dynamic", loading list from third party resources and providing very big disclaimer and warning when accessing it.

I'm skeptical to things that are "dynamic" and "run by a third party".

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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comment:7 Changed 15 months ago by gk

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I am not convinced we want to do that. If we should consider this move we should develop some guidelines first.

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