Notes from the session (with help from Juliana): Tor meetup at 04 Oct/17

  • In Argentina there is the case of hackan (@HacKanCuba) who ran an exit relay in his home and two years ago he was raided and his equipment confiscated. Today he has been dismissed and the case closed, but justice doesn't recognize his status as an intermediary, without responsibility for the traffic on its exit IP. However, as his lawyer has concluded, in Argentina there are less problems associated with your ip traffic if you are a person than if you are a company or an organization.
  • The case is different from Brazil, for example, where police can't enter to a university, so an exit can be run there without such risks.
  • hackan has a proposal now that he is interested on run a relay again, in a collective space. The idea is to make sealed Raspberry Pi boxes, with all the information about the ip, the exit relay and the [non] responsibility as an intermediary of the owner. Something similar to the and within the information refer to a web page supported by Tor, where one can find more public information about tor relays in Latin America.
  • would like to host a Tor relay but it misses the community and are afraid of the expenses and the legal consequences.
  • The CJIP organization in Brazil could help with possible legal issues related to the operation of Tor relays

In addition, I think it is interesting to collect the questions people has about how Tor works and the information one can get about the project and the network:

  • Is it possible to choose the exit relay? Where to exit?
  • What kind of information about a Tor relay operator is public? why?
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