Department of Justice Recommends Judges use Tor to Protect Their Internet Connection

If this is a security recommendation for judges, perhaps it should also be a recommendation for everyone else as well. Department of Justice Cybercrime Lab director Ovie Carroll made a presentation at a Federal Judicial Seminar in San Diego, attended by over 100 US federal judges, where he recommended that the judges should use Tor — The Onion Router, subject of much handwringing and serious technological assaults from the US government, but which is also primarily funded by the government — to protect their personal information while using their home and work computers.

Carroll isn’t the only senior US law enforcement official to endorse Tor: Russell Handorf, an FBI computer scientist, has also spoken in support of the tool.

Details are available in an article by Cory Doctorow at https://boingboing.net/2016/08/08/doj-to-judges-use-tor-to-prot.html.

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