24 votes

After three months offline, 8chan returns as 8kun

9 comments

  1. [2]
    Deimos
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    Some more info on the admin's Twitter, including that they're focusing more on "anti-deplatforming" efforts, including a TOR hidden service, something called "Lokinet" that I've never heard of,...

    Some more info on the admin's Twitter, including that they're focusing more on "anti-deplatforming" efforts, including a TOR hidden service, something called "Lokinet" that I've never heard of, and some sort of P2P thing they haven't announced yet called "Project Odin": https://twitter.com/codemonkeyz

    Also extremely notable that the /pol/ board isn't currently there. It's unclear if they're still migrating it over or if they're not planning to bring it back.

    18 votes
    1. babypuncher
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      I don't see any of those "anti-deplatforming" efforts being very effective. The point is to make it relatively difficult for your average person to stumble upon. If users have to use TOR or some...

      I don't see any of those "anti-deplatforming" efforts being very effective. The point is to make it relatively difficult for your average person to stumble upon. If users have to use TOR or some P2P service to find it then it's already effectively out of reach of 99.9% of people on the internet.

      12 votes
  2. [4]
    Akir
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    Surprise level: zero. Incidentally, I just listened to an NPR podcast from the founder of 8chan who has been systematically contacting service providers to let them know what kind of content they...

    The site came back online Saturday under the new name 8kun thanks to a Russian hosting service that is typically associated with hosting ransomware and stolen credit cards.

    Surprise level: zero.

    Incidentally, I just listened to an NPR podcast from the founder of 8chan who has been systematically contacting service providers to let them know what kind of content they will be hosting (he's since become an anti-8chan activist). It makes sense that this is the only kind of service that would have them.

    17 votes
    1. [3]
      Amarok
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      I actually am a little surprised that it took them three months to get back online. I figured two weeks tops.

      I actually am a little surprised that it took them three months to get back online. I figured two weeks tops.

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        ubergeek
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        To be honest, the admin isn't the sharpest pencil in the pencil case. Took him like 2 weeks to figure out how to reliably host an onion service, without it keeling over from a light load of traffic.

        To be honest, the admin isn't the sharpest pencil in the pencil case. Took him like 2 weeks to figure out how to reliably host an onion service, without it keeling over from a light load of traffic.

        6 votes
        1. teaearlgraycold
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          I'm glad the intersection between scum and smart isn't very large.

          I'm glad the intersection between scum and smart isn't very large.

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    HanakoIsBestGirl
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    Im pretty sure the onion site never went down?

    Im pretty sure the onion site never went down?