Nov 10 2014
You may have already seen the latest news regarding the “Dark Web” their name for it not mine.
To me this is good news, I don’t have much love for that area of the web and actually wish it didn’t exist as it pretty much gives Tor a bad reputation or at least it provides others not enamoured of tor with a stick to beat it with, wrongly or rightly.
This significantly overwhelms the multitude of good uses for which Tor can be used.
So i’m glad that some folks FBI, NCA etc. are cracking down on the criminal side of things going on in there as to be honest I think the onion domains needs its own policing service to shutdown some of the most obvious of the criminal activities even though I realise that may be near impossible to do or at least a fairly gargantuan task due to the nature of hidden services.
What I don’t believe is that Tor itself has been compromised, I think it was either human error or the authorities followed the money trail but hopefully once the charges come out in court all will be made clear.
Regardless of how they did it, at least that’s a few more bad guys out of the picture just a shame that more will take their place pretty much within hours.
To me the logical extension of what is happening is if these criminal activities continue, expand and flourish then the folks in charge are just going to say stuff it were not wasting any more resources on this and ban Tor usage outright and anyone caught using it regardless of what they are using it for are just going to end up doing a lengthy spell in gaol.
In my view that time may be approaching rapidly, and I honestly hope it doesn’t come to pass.
Or I could be just plain wrong.