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BBC is now available as an onion service. bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion

.onion sites are better protected against blocking and censorship, making it hard for a state to disrupt publication or to ban people from accessing a given website.

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Wow, the BBC, I never expected that. But great (and private) news!

@torproject they also don't rely on the certificate maffia for their security :D!

@torproject Great news!
where can I read it on the BBC's website?

And: why redirect domain sans "www" to "www"! People should be doing the opposite.

@gharbeia @torproject The usual answer is "because CNAME". Because http doesn't do service record lookup, it's easier to just redirect.

Keep a thin service on your apex domain that just redirects, and run the actual service on another name that is more convenient to provision.

The www.* could be argued in the 90s to be lazy or ignorant, but in today's infrastructure patterns, it's a workaround for a lack of functionality in the web platform.
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