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re: Take Tor Project for example, how are we going to weed out the criminals? Isn't everyone or no one? If a bad actor wants to use an open-source for ...
 

This is a lot like arguments against strict gun control, and they are pretty empty because they start with the hidden premise that there is nothing we can do to create the outcomes we want. Of course we can, but it's a patient, iterative process, not something that happens all at once. We have to start somewhere, and for me that begins with normalizing the kinds of conduct we want people to engage in (and whatever the opposite of normalizing is for the kinds of conduct we want to halt). If we wait for the perfect confluence of norms, culture, laws, and actual behavior, we get nowhere fast.

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