""I'm not unsympathetic to the fact that Tor gives a voice to oppressed groups and so on, but misuse is inevitable," Harley concluded."
"So how do we know he's really the saint he claims to be?
Looking a the photos and reading about his various co-located servers, he seems to have put a lot of kit into this .. Excuse me if I don't entirely believe this Good Samaritan story."
Guns can be misused. My opinions on such matters not being germane to the point, in those jurisdictions where gun ownership is legal, their potential for abuse is not held to the supplier's accountability.
Vehicles can be misused. If I see three cars parked in your driveway, how do I know you're not using them for improper purposes, you potential bank-robber, you?
The Internet can be (and is) abused and misused for various purposes. So should we close down all the ISPs, raid every server farm? I'm willing to bet such raids would find improper material in just6 about every one of them.
Yes, the comparisons are extreme. Yes, some people would potentially approve of a Code Napoleon (guilty until proven innocent). Apart from the big companies, of course. Obviously it wouldn't be fair to hold _them_ accountable to the same standards, right?
For the benefit of those who may choose to see it otherwise - the previous two sentences were in fact irony. Or sarcasm. Or artichokes. Or something.
Mr Harley is , of course, entitled to express his view. I would, however, question the value of poiting out that (insert random thing here) has the potential to be abused. And equally AC is entitled to his (or her) doubts as to Herr Weber's Samariten-ness or otherwise. But the extension of such logic would seem to place us all in the same dock.
Or, rather, it would to me. And I am, I believe, entitled to _my_ view also.