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Professor gets chastised for using Tor

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

Agreed. lol.

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Im assuming tunneling HTTP traffic through ssh or ssl is just as 'illegal' on campus as well?

1984? Yeah right, man. That's a typo. Orwell is here in the universities.

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

So what if I use tor because I want my personal privacy? Maybe I don't want someone else to know that I was on a hacking forum because of the media perseption of hacking? I sure wouldn't want someone to get the wrong perception of me, you wouldn't, would you? Also, reread this part again:

For example, Amazon.com knows more about my shopping habits and tastes than my wife does. I appreciate Amazon's ability to make recommendations based on my previous purchases. But in 2000, Amazon admitted experimenting with so-called dynamic pricing, charging different people different prices for the same MP3 player; the prices were presumably based on estimates of what each user would be willing to pay, considering prior purchases. Online merchants could all do that, thanks to traffic analysis. They know who I am when I log on — unless I delete their cookies or use Tor.

*If* that is true, then I would want to use tor so I won't get scammed (odd, you stated that scammers use tor, which is entirely possible, even though you could use tor to avoid a scam ;)).

Using tor is not illegal. If it was, then yes, he may deserve the consequence. There would be exceptions, however, that wouldn't be entirely right for him to get a full consequence. As if he was honestly unknowing about the tor plug-in in his browser, or some bizarre reason(don't start an arguement about the exceptions from the consequence). Usering tor may not be illegal, while things that are often done with tor are illegal. But the man who isn't doing anything illegal, should not face any consequence. Using a browser with a tor plug-in is just as legal as using an ad-block plug-in.

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

So what if I use tor because I want my personal privacy? Maybe I don't want someone else to know that I was on a hacking forum because of the media perseption of hacking? I sure wouldn't want someone to get the wrong perception of me, you wouldn't, would you? Also, reread this part again:

Please click here.

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Stories like this make me consider not living on campus next year. I really don't want to have to deal with bullshit like this.

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I submitted this to Slashdot as well, it says "Accepted". I take it it takes a bit of time to show up?

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

So what if I use tor because I want my personal privacy? Maybe I don't want someone else to know that I was on a hacking forum because of the media perseption of hacking? I sure wouldn't want someone to get the wrong perception of me, you wouldn't, would you? Also, reread this part again:

Please click here.

/me feels smart.

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I submitted this to Slashdot as well, it says "Accepted". I take it it takes a bit of time to show up?

That's what happens when you have some of those "editor" things.

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Looks like he works at Bowling Green State University.

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Pedophiles, scammers and spammers use Tor, therefor anyone using Tor must be doing something they want to hide. This professor belongs in jail with the rest of the criminals.

Agreed. lol.

hey, I use Tor!

...

Oops!

*runs and hides*

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I'm not a spammer, I'm not a scammer and I don't know where you find kiddy porn on the net, but I sure do use tor.

*also runs and hides*

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Sorry about this being off topic but, how does kiddy porn live on the net? They can't advertise like normal porn does, and they dont just go pile their crap on offshore servers like warez sites would because they have such a lower "customer base" and much more people hating them.

I would imagine there are websites similar to aa419 that are dedicated to finding and destroying child porn sites, yet another deterrent.

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Sorry about this being off topic but, how does kiddy porn live on the net? They can't advertise like normal porn does, and they dont just go pile their crap on offshore servers like warez sites would because they have such a lower "customer base" and much more people hating them.

I would imagine there are websites similar to aa419 that are dedicated to finding and destroying child porn sites, yet another deterrent.

Probably through IRC and darknets.

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Kiddie porn is heavily tied with Russian organized crime. They get away with it because they get away with, well, pretty much everything.

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Kiddie porn is heavily tied with Russian organized crime. They get away with it because they get away with, well, pretty much everything.

Yep. I think AllofMP3 is symbolic of how unwilling Russian authorities are to crack down on even the most overt illicit activities.

Not to link the two, other than to exemplify the lack of action on the part of their respective authorities.

I don't know if it's corruption, a latent dislike of the West, or more - but this is a choice by the Kremlin not to crack down.

They know where some of these servers are. Physically. That's not the problem. The problem is Russia. All of it.

Putin is an embodiment of everything that's wrong with that country.

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