More on the tor scam
tedks at riseup.net
Thu Sep 18 14:18:07 PDT 2014
On Thu, 2014-09-18 at 16:01 -0400, x50 at fastmail.fm wrote:
> I'd recommend the blog post about this, if you haven't seen it already:
> It should answer some of your questions. I have only seen speculation on
> why the talk was cancelled.
The talk was almost certainly canceled because it contained admissions
of violating federal wiretapping laws, which is what happens if you
de-anonymize Tor users in the wild.
This is a legally gray area in theory, but I think in practice it would
never be judged in favor of the defendant, and so the CMU legal team
pulled the talk to avoid exposing themselves to liability.
Sent from Ubuntu
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