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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Depends on its context in usage to answer. It can be used for good and dangerous things as it can be used for bad and dangerous things. I think once you get into the realm of anonymity possessed by using a TOR browser along with whatever proxies and other making tools available that the outcome will be dangerous by nature. For example, I think what the group Anonymous does is great but is definitely dangerous in many aspects.
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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Depends on its context in usage to answer. It can be used for good and dangerous things as it can be used for bad and dangerous things. I think once you get into the realm of anonymity possessed by using a TOR browser along with whatever proxies and other making tools available that the outcome will be dangerous by nature. For example, I think what the group Anonymous does is great but is definitely dangerous in many aspects.
    Well, technically you could say the same thing about the privacy of my own home. I could be using that privacy either for watching Family Guy and eating pizza in my underwear, or I could be using it for making meth. Privacy's a bitch like that.

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, technically you could say the same thing about the privacy of my own home. I could be using that privacy either for watching Family Guy and eating pizza in my underwear, or I could be using it for making meth. Privacy's a bitch like that.
    That's very true. But in my eye, if you want to make meth than that's your choice. Similarly, if you want to attack a rogue government through the internet then so be it.
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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    That's very true. But in my eye, if you want to make meth than that's your choice. Similarly, if you want to attack a rogue government through the internet then so be it.
    The meth inclusion was to show that negative as well as positive (or simply neutral) choices can be made with privacy. The IRS decided that there was no expectation of privacy with electronic communication (e-mail). Oh, how nice of them to decide that for me, but I disagree with their conclusion. Ever since 9/11 we haven't been able to talk about expectations of privacy without them descending into discussions of illicit activity. Do you know why I like privacy? It's not because I'm trying to overthrow the government or plan on buying black market goods, it's because I'm a private kind of dude. /rant

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    Re: Tor: Good or Bad? Safe or Dangerous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The meth inclusion was to show that negative as well as positive (or simply neutral) choices can be made with privacy. The IRS decided that there was no expectation of privacy with electronic communication (e-mail). Oh, how nice of them to decide that for me, but I disagree with their conclusion. Ever since 9/11 we haven't been able to talk about expectations of privacy without them descending into discussions of illicit activity. Do you know why I like privacy? It's not because I'm trying to overthrow the government or plan on buying black market goods, it's because I'm a private kind of dude. /rant
    I'm not in disagreement with your argument one bit. I am 100% for privacy rights.
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