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tor user tor_user at
Wed Jan 16 21:16:53 UTC 2008

--- dr._no at wrote:
> that's wrong: TOR also countermeasures traffic
> analysis and other sorts of information
> abuse.
> That's why i'm using TOR also for IRC and ICQ. 
> To countermeasure taking a public IP number e. g.
> from an email header into a log file 
> via an editor (e. g. for impeaching for terrorism or
> child porn or something else) it's also
> necessary not to use your public IP number directly.
> Another point is that i licensed no one to see my
> public IP number and that no one pays
> for seeing my public IP number.
> If someone, except my provider, wants to see my
> public IP number, he has to pay 1 Euro 
> per IP number plus 1 Euro per day.
> And pages like are no problem: I've
> got some neighbors with open WLANs
> and there are also thousands of open proxies in the
> internet.
> By the way: I switched to changing my public IP
> number only five times per day (every second
> metric hour).

That reminds me of a story I read a while ago about a
kid who had been arrested and held for 12 days for
making a bomb threat to his school via telephone. But
the administrators had made a mistake and didn't allow
for clock change (changing to DST) when they checked
the phone logs, so they had arrested an innocent

I wonder about similar things happening when reports
are made against IP addresses. Imagine an error is
made when converting between timezones, for example.
Or a much more likely mistake that some webserver's
time is out of sync with the ISP.

Imagine what someone was doing with your new IP
address the few hours before you had control of it, or
the few hours after you release it, when such errors
can happen. 

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