Hacked reported last week that Tor director Roger Dingledine made the bold claim that the FBI had directly paid Carnegie Mellon University researchers at their Software Engineering Institute to help uncloak Tor nodes and aid law enforcement in prosecuting Dark Web criminals. Carnegie Mellon was not consulted in most of the media coverage, but had declined comment to those who inquired. The story was more to do with Dingledine’s allegations and their potential validity than anything.
Now Carnegie Mellon has come out to take issue with a particular part of the narrative, the part that says the government compensated the university for its efforts. In a very short [...]