thetrenchcoat: phritz: thetrenchcoat: This will also ruin TOR for the people who need it for legitimate uses.This is why we can't have nice things.Why?It may have chilling effects for StackOverflow, though - they ID'd him because he accidentally posted this question with his full name. Oops.It;s bad PR for TOR. If the Feds can catch criminals who use TOR then who's to say that less than reputable governments won't be able to track down dissidents through TOR?
mcreadyblue: The Onion is prophetic: So the guy was basically caught because he advertised his site on a drug forum with the username 'altoid', then 8 months later used the same username on a different site, asking for advice on how to configure TOR sites, with responses to be sent to a gmail account with his real name on it. Real smooth.I don't buy that story.I think the DEA/FBI is backtracking to cover the real source.Why would that one post be brought to the attention of the DEA/FBI out of the entire Interenet?And didn't DPE claim he was the second owner of the Silk Road?
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