John Oliver covered bitcoin/cryptocurrencies last night. I thought I'd describe a bunch of things he gets wrong.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Thursday, March 01, 2018
On Twitter, somebody asked this question:
@ErrataRob comments?— E. Harding🇸🇾, друг народа (anti-Russia=block) (@Enopoletus) March 1, 2018
The question is about a blog post that claims Tor privately tips off the government about vulnerabilities, using as proof a "vulnerability" from October 2007 that wasn't made public until 2011.
The tl;dr is that it's bunk. There was no vulnerability, it was a feature request. The details were already public. There was no spy agency involved, but the agency that does Voice of America, and which tries to protect activists under foreign repressive regimes.