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Re: US Seeks Access to More Internet Data Without Court Order

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM, Jon Cosby <jon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"The Washington Post reports that the Obama administration is seeking to
make it easier for the FBI to obtain internet records of users without a
court order. If Congress approves the plan, the FBI would be able to
secretly issue a National Security Letter to an internet provider and
obtain who users send email to, the times and dates of e-mails sent and
received, and possibly a log of every website visited. Kevin Bankston of
the Electronic Frontier Foundation said, "Our biggest concern is that an
expanded [National Security Letter] power might be used to obtain Internet
search queries and Web histories detailing every Web site visited and every
file downloaded.""
It's time, finally, for every website to start supporting SSL. What reasons are there not to support it nowadays?


This makes me wonder, what information could an ISP provide about Internet
activity through Tor? My provider is more trustworthy than most, but this
would give me cause for concern.
Unless there are bad folks out there actively matching entries to exits and making the info available to your ISP/the guys in suits (there's no reason to entirely doubt this possibility - why not be paranoid?), there won't be a whole heck of a lot of info if you're using TOR. The standard warnings still apply: https://www.torproject.org/download.html.en#WarningÂ

This is a very deep topic that IMO goes far beyond simply using TOR and stopping conspicuous behaviors to stymie tracking. I'm no expert on breaking anonymity, so hopefully some of those will chime in. Kyle Williams, or coderman maybe?

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