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Re: [declan@well.com: [Politech] E.U. Parliament votes to force "data retention" on telecom, Net firms [priv]]

On Thu, 15 Dec 2005 01:20:19 -0500, Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:
> With this new logging in place XYZ might be able to force law enforcement to 
> perform a simple query of the data to discover exactly who is posting the 
> information. It's a simple (?) matter of searching for connection times to 
> the blog, and comparing them to times that "Joe" makes connections to a Tor 
> node. If Joe builds a new circuit at 2PM and the blog is updated at 2:00:01 
> PM, and this relationship can be demonstrated for some period of time, it's 
> pretty clear that it won't take 6 months of data to prove beyond any 
> reasonable doubt Joe is the blog owner.
Suppose the blog is hosted outside Europe, and the blog software
introduces a random delay before actually posting Joe's entry?

David Benfell, LCP
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