[tor-relays] NPR story: When A Dark Web Volunteer Gets Raided By The Police

Tristan supersluether at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 17:57:54 UTC 2016

In this instance, it was local authorities, and the guy bought all-new
hardware, so I'd say this specific problem is solved.

For future reference, how would we even find these incidents? This time it
was on the news, but if it wasn't, nobody would have known.
On Apr 8, 2016 12:54 PM, "Green Dream" <greendream848 at gmail.com> wrote:

Who said Tor was against the police?

The fact is, in the United States, the FBI and other law enforcement
agencies have been known to plant malware, modify hardware, etc., in order
to maintain persistent access to machines they wish to monitor. Whether or
not you think this is valid in some cases or all cases is really beside the
point. The question is whether exit node hardware can be trusted after a
search warrant is served and the police are given full and unmonitored
access to said hardware. As a matter of due diligence, I'd argue the
hardware and OS can no longer be trusted in such cases.

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