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comment by ironpotato
ironpotato  ·  2665 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: xkeyscorerules100.txt

We all knew this already. The US government even runs some Tor servers I'm pretty sure. We've known it isn't a very safe protocol for a while now.

DarkLinkXXXX  ·  2664 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    it isn't a very safe protocol

I wouldn't say that. It does what exactly it's supposed to: keep the origins of HTTP requests anonymous.

It isn't made to keep information you transfer you being seen; passwords without SSL encryption for example. Many people don't realize this, thus the FBI's collection of information from idiots.

tl;dr Tor does exactly what it's meant to do, which is less than many people expect.

crafty  ·  2665 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What exactly is this code doing? I'm not a computer programmer, but I'm interested in XKeyscore.

Kaius  ·  2665 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It appears to scan traffic looking for anything directed at a tor server or known bridge ip address. When it detects a match it records the users ip address and im sure passes it on for stotage.

From that point on your traffic is monitored until you change ip address.