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On the other hand, governments have also used the Deep Web for surveillance and tracking, with Tor openly admitting to allowing US field agents and law enforcement officers to seek out and contain piracy, illegal trafficking and leaks without leaving a trail of their own. Simultaneously, it is accessed by opponents of the state, such as environmental and animal rights activists, terrorist groups, and ‘hacktivists’ such as ‘Anonymous’, being particularly pivotal during uprisings in Egypt and Iran.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
a reply to: rockpaperhammock
When I lived in a different country it was not that odd to see a 15 yr old girl dating an older man...perhaps even 30....some women stopped school at 15 and were looking for security...and found that in older men. It wasn't looked highly upon but no one really cared either.
They should care.
Its exploitation pure and simple, what could a 30 year old man possibly have in common or see in a 15 yo child other than view them as a sex toy.
If they really had the girls best interests at heart why not provide security by means of sponsoring their education, when the girl has finished school and is financially independant, educated and a bit older and wiser, if she still wants to be with a dirty old man then thats fine, somehow I dont think it would be the case.
Ive lived in SE Asia for awhile so I know exactly what your talking about, sadly Ive become desensitised when I see it on the streets, not 15 year olds thank god but girls 18-25 with fat old white men 50+. Absolutely disgusting and the only thing that makes it acceptable in these places is the extreme poverty
I would imagine those nefarious purposes include exchanging child pornography. There are some sick bastards in high places.
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: Klassified
I think that is the angle they are going with this story. They want the public to perceive those who browse the web anonymously to be labeled pedophiles, illegal drug traders, assassins, credit card number thieves, ect.. I have no idea about the accuracy of this statistic, it seems more like fear mongering.
It appears the main reason why there is not a much larger effort by the internet police to take down child porn and those who manufacturer and distribute it is because there is not a lot of money to made in seizures and forfeitures while the drug trade has fortunes in money, assets, and drugs when a bust happens.
I use TOR frequently and when I post on other forums about it, the thread instantly becomes infected with trolls who insist that anyone who uses TOR is either a perv, in the drug trade, or somehow up to no good. Without a doubt in my mind there is a strong push to make browsing the internet anonymously to be perceived by the general public as something shameful using the old "if you don't do anything illegal then why worry about be watched" line.
I began using TOR because after installing Lightbeam on Mozilla I was alarmed by how much my browsing activities were tracked by 3rd parties. TOR elimates that. It is also essential for whisleblowers and others who wish to do good to have an outlet where they can do what needs to be done without being tracked.
originally posted by: jrod
They want the public to perceive those who browse the web anonymously to be labeled pedophiles, illegal drug traders, assassins, credit card number thieves, ect..
originally posted by: AnIntellectualRedneck
I am calling b.s. on the whole thing. It's just an attempt to make people morally outraged enough to let authorities clamp down and take control of the Internet. That's it and that's all.
originally posted by: Baddogma
Agreed as to an ulterior motive for creating outrage.
Just because scummy people use the sewer system, shall we stop indoor plumbing?