Question about (cypher)Twitter

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at
Wed Jan 19 17:26:31 PST 2011

Possibly this answers it. But it would require being able to send that RSS
feed into the TOR cloud, which I will admit to not knowing if such is possible
with minimal ScriptFu.

Basically, what I'm wondering is, if someone gets ahold of a twitter
distribution list, is it possible to create enough of a cloud so as to remove
the possibility of authorities coming to visit the subscriber?


> Subject: Re: Question about (cypher)Twitter
> From: skquinn at
> To: cypherpunks at
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 01:13:10 -0600
> On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 21:47 -0500, Tyler Durden wrote:
> > OK, those remaining aged and frail cypherpunks can bash me for not being
> > current...
> >
> > But are there TOR or other-based services that can (kinda) anonymize (for
> > instance) twitter subscriptions?
> Twitter is accessible via Tor; they have done nothing to block it. Or am
> I misunderstanding your question?
> Unless you plan to follow protected accounts, you don't need to actually
> sign up for a Twitter account to keep up with anyone. Each Twitter
> account has an RSS feed for that account, which does not need
> authentication with a Twitter account to access.
> Interesting note: not that long ago, Twitter actually used your
> authentication info against you and obstructed attempts to read single
> tweets from accounts that had you blocked, and for a while even the
> entire feed of accounts blocking you. They have since given up their
> pathetic attempt to imitate Facebook's (dangerously overpowered, IMO)
> block function.
> --
> Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at>

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