I am publicly sharing my message to the Wikipedia Foundation about my blockation from contributions for using onion routing by torproject.org

=== Global IP block exempt for [[User:{{subst:Kreyren}}|{{subst:Kreyren}}]] ===
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = global<!--don't change this line-->
|user name = {{subst:Kreyren}}

I was able to contribute to wikipedia since 2018 on semi-regular bases using onion-routing without any issues up until now where I am suddenly unable to edit any article, thus after my discussion with wikimedia tech on IRC I am writting this request to be added in Exemption.

The rationale to do so is to avoid exposing myself to what my threat model considers a life threatening risks assuming our age of Artificial Intelligence and it's use for Global Mass Surveillance [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_s] and supplying general public with devices that in majority enable backdoor to ring-0 of kernel through hardware-built solutions like Intel Management Engine used in Meltdown[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meltdown], Spectre[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectre_] and it's affiliate vulnerabilities such as Speculative Store Bypass[en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculat].

Onion-routing by torproject.org enables all users to maintain their privacy and control over the technology online, by providing zero-knowledge network (excluding unencrypted traffic from the exit node) ran by volunteers which is used to route the multi-layer traffic to ensure that the user's IP address and measures to mitigate browser fingerprinting to ensure that such sensitive informations are not exposed to the unwanted parties. See youtube.com/watch?v=JWII85UlzK for simple explanation.

For those reasons I appeal to you to reconsider your evident anti-onion-routing policy.
Privacy is a widely recognized human right and Wikipedia Foundation should it's commitment to it and to the freedom of information to all juridistiction that support it insted of contributing to censorship and restrictions.

I would also like to address the concerns with vandalism and risks affiliated with open-proxies where my expert opinion (14 years of experience with Computer Science and long-term user of onion-routing implementation by torproject and lokinet) is that these concers can be mitigated by deploying onion-service which enables all onion users to skip the "exit node" (which is basically an open-proxy) and connect directly to the server through multi-layered, End-2-End Encrypted and zero knowledge connection.

I highly doubt that such setup would result in an increased vandalism in comparison to the current solution due to the higher requerement for processing resources needed for such bad faith action, but if that is a concern then all tor users should be given the option to submit a form (like I am doing now) to get an exception for their account which enables such management that by design should take significantly less resources in comparison to the current solution on clearweb.

Alternatively and arguably going to the unreasonable extreme the permanent mitigation for vandalism across both networking solutions could be the integration of proof-of-work (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_of) which requires the user to contribute processing power to the technological research of your choice to be able to submit an edit.

In terms of deployment using the solution by torproject the deployment for hello world website is added 3 lines in tor's config and setting HTTP header for Onion-Location, the deployment for wikipedia would be probably more complicated which can be set up by torproject.org on request.

-- Jacob "Kreyren" Hrbek

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