Recent disclosures of NSA documents have demonstrated that all you need to do to get yourself on a watch-list these days is to run Linux or to be a commercial sys admin (systems administrator) by trade. In this environment, is it surprising that the government is both targeting users of Tails/Tor etc, while simultaneously enjoying the benefits of the technologies, itself?
I can’t trust the source
they seem to be the only ones talking about it.
I don’t know why someone in the free world would use Tor unless they were planning to do something illegal (it’s become one of the world’s top platforms for criminal activity, which ranges from drug dealing to hiring a assassin to the arrangement of cyber attacks).
maybe you don’t want your ISP to know about your porn preferences
And if you don’t have any of that, then it’s a moot point.
If, ten years from now, people started selling nuclear bombs on hidden Tor websites (like they already do with fully automatic weapons and military hardware), would you change your tune?
people can sell those legally inside the united states as it is,
you just need special permits.
and weapons are dangerous, and designed to be so,
that said, soon they will be 3d printed, or even machined by a cnc machine
12 at a time…
The right to private communication is a right.
Assume all incocent until proven guilty…
[QUOTE][QUOTE]It’s a question fit for Benjamin Franklin. Prior to the American Revolution, Franklin had been the postmaster for the British Crown, establishing postal delivery routes throughout the colonies. In the early days, it was only official government communications that passed through the post, and it was “sealed against inspection.” Later, when the mail could be used by citizens, carriers would regularly read others’ mail along their long routes for entertainment. Franklin, eager to maintain the sanctity of the mail in a time of political upheaval, developed a set of regulations and affixed locks to postal carriers’ saddle bags. Franklin’s early regulations became part of the basis for privacy law, as did the Fourth Amendment rule about unreasonable searches, which the Framers certainly intended to cover postal mail.
technology always has it’s bad sides,
How about I say this,
the people who are going to go to the dark net and order nukes, probably don’t give one about whether or not it’s illegal to use tor.
Get off of BA then, since it’s probable that the NSA would be able to access this thread and your posts if they wanted to (even if you were using Tor when writing them).
The whole right to privacy might sound like a good thing until you start hearing stories of massive death and destruction on a daily basis (because it also means the bad guys get to plan their nefarious deeds in total privacy as well).
You seem to have a lot of faith in this surveillance project,ace
You don’t set up surveillance to catch bad guys, you set it up to find out every bodies secrets, so you can manipulate and control anyone you want.
Most dark-web sites are run as honeypots not to expose and prosecute but to trap and ensnare future pawns. It’s all about control.
The NSA spies on people also the government are reptilians all hail the ogre lord shrek i’m sorry I couldn’t take it seriously.
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Saying that you don’t need privacy protection because you don’t have anything to hide is like saying you don’t need free speech because you don’t have anything to say.