@bcrypt centralized point of compromise
@pnathan DNS registrars already are tho
@bcrypt true enough. but this is effectively a giant target saying "hey if you want to hit ALMOST ALL the privacy aware people with low opsec, hit me!". As opposed to someone who takes the opsec care to build up shell contact info etc, and registers with a normal registrar.
@bcrypt Any service that circumvents ICANN WHOIS stupidity is alright by me.
@bcrypt My only concern–it is a small concern–is that this extends a lot of trust to PB, in the sense that many of its clients may not be able to unblind to seek renumeration if PB reneges on its contract.
@bcrypt yeah, why do we all use the same DNS again?
@bcrypt If certain content is illegal and a (federal) takedown is requested, then someone somewhere will be responsible for it, imo.
so IF the content is taken down, I wonder how anonymous the owner will stay (depends on severity of content, of course.)
but, the overall concept looks kinda smart..
@lambadalambda @bcrypt Still they're more experienced than most of us in juggling with the technical and judicial struggle to stay online against all censorship... I am not saying it is perfect, (to be fair I didnt even check the link or the company).. I am just bringing that to the level of trust, and the trust in these ppl in particular... <3
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@pettter it's not the same set of people. brokep yes, but not the others if I'm not miss-informed. Linus and Leif is still working full time on flattr.
@bcrypt there's legit reasons to use this service, but I expect it'll mostly end up being spoofed phishing pages and illegal porn
@bcrypt Seems like too many eggs being held in one basket.
@bcrypt it will all end in tears
@bcrypt I suspect some threat intel company will keep an eye out for the placeholder-reg company's acquisitions and apply them to malware blacklists posthaste.
@bcrypt think it's a great idea. Illegal content will still be taken down, so it seems the service is really targeted to non-illegal uses where anonymity is desired (think rogue Whitehouse/disgruntled parks type accounts).
To the extent that domain registration/ownership provides a static identity layer to federated systems (like mastodon), it's a big win.
@bcrypt For many businesses a domain is too precious to let someone else register it for you
@bcrypt nice to see yan also on mstdn :)
@bcrypt it looks like they're still vulnerable to payment provider attack, and they'd need to have plausible deniability at every level of the interface, but their comment on helping law enforcement in the case of harm would indicate that they keep records of some description, which makes them vulnerable to bring raided.
@bcrypt this looks tight fam
@bcrypt neat idea, but it seems like patching up wood with duct tape, rather than rebuilding it with steel.
@bcrypt cool shit. Lets see if that lasts
@bcrypt Other replies have made good points, I think it seems relatively solid still, but I'd really like to see at least some altcoins accepted, particularly the more security-oriented ones, just to make it harder for law enforcement to track any transactions
@bcrypt not sure if this possible point was brought up or not, but:
given that you need a XMPP+OTR and bitcoin wallet, and I assume that they need to remain knowledgeable of that info to be able to bill you, a court could come in and order the company to hand over the information for the purposes of investigation, even if that information is not immediately identifiable
and even then, once you have the domain name, what's to stop someone from identifying you via ping? or port enumeration?
@bcrypt a service like this already exists: www.anonymousspeech.com (not that having another is a bad thing, just pointing out that it's not new).
If people really care about anonymity and censorship-resistance they should look into using and supporting blockchain-based DNS like Blockstack (https://blockstack.org).
@bcrypt Pirate Bay Founder is giving up the fight for web freedom I heard
@bcrypt we're too deep into the imperial network control era for this to work
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