[tor-talk] Illegal Activity As A Metric of Tor Security and Anonymity

krishna e bera keb at cyblings.on.ca
Tue Jul 1 04:10:28 UTC 2014

(tl;dr: humor, no content)

On 14-06-30 02:14 PM, Mark McCarron wrote:
> Mick,
> I would be very careful what you claim in your emails.  I have the capability of suing you into oblivion, that email constitutes defamation.  Nothing like that was ever said, either retract it or I will take you for everything that you've got.
> Your choice.
> Regards,
> Mark McCarron

There was nothing in Mick's email a regular wiseguy on the street
wouldnt have quipped after reading Mark McCarron's unsupported
assertions, certainly nothing legally actionable.

Mark has succeeded in proving something, however.
Namely that he is clueless as well as full of, erm, bluster.
I hope for his sake none of his colleagues, multi-million dollar
employers or clients, read these threads.

> Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:11:50 +0100
> From: mbm at rlogin.net
> To: tor-talk at lists.torproject.org
> Subject: Re: [tor-talk] Illegal Activity As A Metric of Tor Security and Anonymity
> On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:05:06 -0400
> tor at t-3.net allegedly wrote:
>> I have a hard time believing that you've been effectively tracking so 
>> much 'child porn, rape, snuff videos' content that you can 
>> conclusively say that all such content has suddenly disappeared from 
>> Tor. My knowledge about the way that kind of content works is, that
>> no one person would be able to access much of it unless they were a 
>> creator/trader of the stuff. Such a person would be trying to be 
>> low-key about it out of fear for themselves, not posting in this list 
>> and seeming to admit to having been tracking that content. So - - not 
>> a match, for whatever reason.
> Interesting point. In many, if not most, countries the very act of
> accessing such material is illegal. Yet, McCarron, in his post of 25
> June, admitted on this public email list that he now had difficulty
> accessing "the more serious categories, such as child porn and
> violent sexual material".
> That strikes me as stupid. Certainly it is not "low key" as you say.
> Mick
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