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    So, does the TOR browser work or not?

    Kim allegedly wrote via Guerilla Mail, which he used to create an anonymous email address, according to a FBI affidavit. The subject line was "bombs placed around campus." Kim then used an internet service called TOR to disguise his computer's IP address in an effort to thwart law enforcement, the affidavit states. But because it was sent using Harvard's server the FBI was at his door within hours of the bomb scare



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    Depends on what you mean by "work" I suppose.

    It has its weaknesses:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(an...rk)#Weaknesses

    Furthermore, Egerstad is circumspect about the possible subversion of Tor by intelligence agencies
    "If you actually look in to where these Tor nodes are hosted and how big they are, some of these nodes cost thousands of dollars each month just to host because they're using lots of bandwidth, they're heavy-duty servers and so on. Who would pay for this and be anonymous?" [41]

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    Even if the encryption were faultless and the system couldn't be gamed at any other level, the state has the resources to sidestep the technology question altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brace View Post
    Even if the encryption were faultless and the system couldn't be gamed at any other level, the state has the resources to sidestep the technology question altogether.
    well, this dude should have sent out an email from a mcdonalds or something ... harvard will likely grant him an honorary PhD

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    I don't know the details but it sounds like it wasn't used properly. To 'be anonymous' is actually a pretty difficult task. It has a lot to do with the resources available to those trying to track you. TOR is probably decent but isn't an all-in-one solution. You need to use other methods in conjunction with tor
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