by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | November 13, 2014
folks, I’ve used T0r a few times in the past just to check it out but I still have my reservations for using, even if it hadn’t been compromised (see link below). If you use T0r, then law officials automatically think you are doing something illegal; so this in and of itself, is a red flag. Also, T0r does not protect you at the entry point or the exit point of the onion routing scheme. Add to this, there are a lot of illegal activities going on within T0r, so you are rubbing up to and might be associating with criminal activity and thus get caught in an investigation by association; and in today’s world of criminal justice, you are more likely to have to prove your innocence to the state than the state prove your guilt. Based on this, I see T0r as a great idea –even if it was developed by the same state that seeks to compromise it—but I think there are way too many issues to use it or trust it. Bottom line in my opinion, there is no assurance of security or privacy on the net period; and if you assume you are safe, you do so at your own peril. So with this in mind, my basic theory is never do anything on line that you wouldn’t want published on the front page of Drudge or the NYT. This is unfortunate, but a reality. It is unfortunate because I believe that big part of being a free person is the expectation of privacy in our homes and in our online activities. Without privacy, free speech is attenuated, muted and restricted. This unfortunate condition we find our freedom in today represents just another example of the slow and steady creep of the state to subsume all individual rights and to eliminate any perceived threat to its power. The end point of this progression can only end with total control and ownership of the individual by the state and this is not a pretty picture. The individual rights the state takes are always under the guise of protecting you but don’t be their fool; the real purpose is to grow the scope, reach and power of the state over the individual.
Warning: Over 100 Tor Nodes Found Designed to Spy On Deep Web Users
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