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NSA, GCHQ spies have hurt us more than they know – cloud group

Don Jefe

Re: Tor

Yeah, who'd have thunk that people looking into technologies birthed by US military research labs would catch the attention of State intelligence agencies.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think all this global scale surveillance is stupid, counter productive and dangerously distracting. If you're looking everywhere for a threat you never see the actual threat until it is too late. Plus it's just embarrassing when I travel.

But, you've got to admit that if your boss told you to look for potential threats a good place to start is going to be the place where people go to access tools to help them operate under the radar. I'm not approving it, in any way, shape, form or fashion, or even recognizing the necessity of the snooping. I'm just saying that Tor and encryption tools are a really logical place to do some snooping.

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