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wikipedia_may_coming_darknet
#1
A proposal recently made by Cristian Consonni, who was previously the Vice President of Wikimedia Italy, calls for bringing Wikipedia to the darknet by hosting the online encyclopedia as a hidden service on the Tor network. The proposal calls for the Wikimedia Foundation to host the hidden service proxy. Wikipedia has faced censorship of its site from governments around the world, including Russia, China, Iran, the United Kingdom, and France, among others. Cosonni hopes that by bringing Wikipedia to Tor, the Wikimedia Foundation can help raise awareness about the Tor Project and spread the use of Tor to more average internet users. Previously, Wikimedia enabled HTTPS for all of its projects in 2014.
hope more major sites will follow this. hh . here is the link to the news.
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/06/26/wi...g-darknet/
#2
Sounds interesting, but I think these are just rumors
#3
i don't think it's really will happens, internet have alot of info so don't need do that about just for that


sorry for my english
#4
I can't quite understand their motivation. Even if the exit node is a serious problem that a tor user may face, this problem is equally applied to all the other sites hosted on the clear net. What can they really change by hosting themselves as a hidden service? But anyway, if it's true, thanks for their effort and thanks to the OP for sharing this news.
#5
Well I guess the idea is to make like a mirror available on the tor service to circumvent censorship, which is a noble goal in my opinion
#6
(06-28-2017, 05:14 AM)oneone Wrote:  A proposal recently made by Cristian Consonni, who was previously the Vice President of Wikimedia Italy, calls for bringing Wikipedia to the darknet by hosting the online encyclopedia as a hidden service on the Tor network. The proposal calls for the Wikimedia Foundation to host the hidden service proxy. Wikipedia has faced censorship of its site from governments around the world, including Russia, China, Iran, the United Kingdom, and France, among others. Cosonni hopes that by bringing Wikipedia to Tor, the Wikimedia Foundation can help raise awareness about the Tor Project and spread the use of Tor to more average internet users. Previously, Wikimedia enabled HTTPS for all of its projects in 2014.
hope more major sites will follow this. hh . here is the link to the news.
https://www.deepdotweb.com/2017/06/26/wi...g-darknet/

Very intresting rumors thanks for this.
#7
Nah they would get a lot less donations

THey would get alot less donations

Like alot less not enough to stay alive
#8
wikipedia great news!!
#9
(06-28-2017, 08:52 PM)latgale Wrote:  Well I guess the idea is to make like a mirror available on the tor service to circumvent censorship, which is a noble goal in my opinion

Maybe I get it wrong, but in countries with censorship, You use the TOR network (either with Tor Browser, or manually), and connect to the Wikipedia public page through TOR.
If even TOR network is blocked by censorship (i.e. blocking port 9001 or sth), then the individuals can't visit the hidden service either.
Either way, it doesn't make a difference if there is a hidden service running or not.
Again, please point out, if I'm wrong, I'm no hacker or sth...
#10
Before I opened, I thought there was no need.
Didn't know about the censorship.
Sounds like a good idea, honestly.
To put it on the dark net would also be to make them lose trust from stupid people :p
It'd also introduce kids to tor and make them think they're hackers.
#11
(06-30-2017, 09:53 AM)xkcd3301 Wrote:  
(06-28-2017, 08:52 PM)latgale Wrote:  Well I guess the idea is to make like a mirror available on the tor service to circumvent censorship, which is a noble goal in my opinion

Maybe I get it wrong, but in countries with censorship, You use the TOR network (either with Tor Browser, or manually), and connect to the Wikipedia public page through TOR.
If even TOR network is blocked by censorship (i.e. blocking port 9001 or sth), then the individuals can't visit the hidden service either.
Either way, it doesn't make a difference if there is a hidden service running or not.
Again, please point out, if I'm wrong, I'm no hacker or sth...

Well how tor works is by using a large network of users to obufscate the real person making the request.
If this request is to a clearnet site like wikipedia, then the country can easily shut this down by blocking any outgoing connections, because when accesing a clearnet site, some member of the network (called an exit node) will make a request to a clearnet site, or a request to someone outside the country.

If there is a backup in the darknet, then it is not that easy to shut this down, since if the netwok exists within the country (even if its isolated from the rest of the world) the users there will be able to access the darknet wikipedia (albeit possibly an outdated version). To fully shut this down the only really reasonable way is either to close all networking within the country (stupid) or specifically target people who use the tor service (which could happen only in the most gruesome of regimes I think since they cannot specifically prove anything about the content viewed by a user)
#12
Some Hidden Wiki's which already exist. Check the links below:
http://thehiddenwiki.org/
http://hiddenwiki.me/
http://hidden-wiki.xyz/
http://hiddenwikitor.com/
http://wikitjerrta4qgz4.onion/
http://dirnxxdraygbifgc.onion/
http://torlinkbgs6aabns.onion/
http://jh32yv5zgayyyts3.onion/
http://torhiddenwiki.com/ Hidden Wiki on Clearnet
http://deepweblinks.org/ Some more links
 




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