“Did the FBI Pay a University to Attack Tor Users?” is the title of a post on the Tor blog.
From the Post:
The Tor Project has learned more about last year’s attack by Carnegie Mellon researchers on the hidden service subsystem. Apparently these researchers were paid by the FBI to attack hidden services users in a broad sweep, and then sift through their data to find people whom they could accuse of crimes. We publicized the attack last year, along with the steps we took to slow down or stop such an attack in the future:
This attack also sets a troubling precedent: Civil liberties are under attack if law enforcement believes it can circumvent the rules of evidence by outsourcing police work to universities.
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The Tor Project has also posted Version 1.1 of Ethical Tor Research: Guidelines
Hat Tip and Thanks: Matt R. Weaver