Carnegie Mellon denies it was paid to help the FBI crack Tor

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Following reports it was paid $1 million to crack anonymous browser Tor for the FBI, Carnegie Mellon University has denied any wrongdoing. Kind of.

While the university says there has been a number of “inaccurate media reports” surrounding its cybersecurity research, it also clarified that it occasionally receives subpoenas for its researchers’ work and is legally obligated to turn over information and findings for free. “The university abides by the rule of law, complies with lawfully issued subpoenas and receives no funding for its compliance,” the school said. Tor wrote in a post this past week that more than a year ago, it discovered a publicly known vulnerability in its browser, one that could deanonymize users. Information…

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