September 14, 2013

SPYING: FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack. “It wasn’t ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before the servers of the largest provider of ultra-anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors.”

Plus, from the comments: “TOR belongs to the US government. The US government *allowed* child pornographers to operate there for years. The US government *facilitated* rape of children, because they wanted TOR to appear like the wild west of the internet, hoping some terrorists or other interesting individuals they’d want to spy upon would feel safe to use it – so that USgov could in turn spy on them.”

UPDATE: Link was bad before. Fixed now. Sorry!