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Tor says Feds paid Carnegie Mellon 1m to help unmask Users
« on: November 14, 2015, 01:37:54 am »
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Ever since a Carnegie Mellon talk on cracking the anonymity software Tor was abruptly pulled from the schedule of the Black Hat hacker conference last year, the security community has been left to wonder whether the research was silently handed over to law enforcement agencies seeking to uncloak the internet’s anonymous users. Now the non-profit Tor Project itself says that it believes the FBI did use Carnegie Mellon’s attack technique—and paid them handsomely for the privilege.
http://www.wired.com/2015/11/tor-says-feds-paid-carnegie-mellon-1m-to-help-unmask-users/

 Statement on the Tor Project’s blog
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/did-fbi-pay-university-attack-tor-users

I don't use Tor myself (tried it, liked the idea, just didn't seem worth the hassle) for a couple reasons. Last time I tried it was really slow and seems to me if They want to know what you're doing they will.
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