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Re: Then what is the point of Tor?

Almost all users that have been caught were doing things like accessing Onion sites with JavaScript enabled, unwittingly leaving themselves open to the world. If you access only static websites or only send to trusted IPs, you're almost entirely safe. Tor was created by the US Naval Research Laboratory to protect intelligence sources; everything else is just noise for the signal to hide in as far as they're concerned. As far as foreign intelligence services are concerned, there are a number of attacks that center around simply owning enough nodes, which the US always has. It's not much help for law enforcement, but, again, they're out of scope.

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