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I’m going to point out that the big mistake was made by the people who assumed that use of TOR would allow them to remain anonymous. What they need to understand is that TOR is a utility that is funded by the State Dept. of the US government and created by the US Navy. Which might give you pause if yo think that you can avoid the interest of US law enforcement forever. While in this case it was child porn, I imagine that all illegal interactions on TOR are becoming roundtuits for the various US and international law enforcement agencies as the use of TOR for things like ransomware, dark markets and things like playpen, have gotten out of hand in recent years.
The FBI has withdrawn from this case to avoid revealing the methods…
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