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  •  I'm sure that the music industry (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    would see it as a golden change to bust all those evil people downloading Lady Gaga for free.

    •  If you downloaded pirated music from TOR... (0+ / 0-)

      ... This malware apparently is only used to identify people on TOR by "pinging" a server outside of the TOR system.  Apparently it was deployed recently to catch people logging into Freedom Hosting servers which provided a safe haven for distributors of child pornography.  Whether it "tagged" people who logged into other sites on those servers was not clear to me.  I just published a diary about Freedom Hosting and Tor, and I mention the possible FBI connection.

      It appears (from what I've read) that the Freedom Hosting servers are down now.  

      Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

      by Hey338Too on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 04:03:16 PM PDT

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