[tor-talk] Silk Road taken down by FBI

Jonathan D. Proulx jon at csail.mit.edu
Thu Oct 3 03:17:08 UTC 2013

On Wed, Oct 02, 2013 at 10:07:00PM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
:On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 01:34:37AM +0000, mirimir wrote:
:> Wow. I just read the complaint :8
:> He was unfathomably stupid. Words cannot express how stupid he was.
:> This has absolutely no relevance to the Tor network.
:We just put up a statement on the blog which basically says that:

In many ways this is (or should be) a PR win for Tor.

1) No technical vulnerabilities were used (AFAWK) - this should be welcome
news to Tor users

2) Traditional police work still works - this should be good news to the
law and order folks that traditional methods still work and no
extensive digital survailance state is needed.

Note I'm only anecdotally familiar with Silk Road so no personal
opinion on wether he should be praised or flogged, I do think in a
"dear legislator please don't ban privacy" kindof way point 2 is

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