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    (Original post by Zereux)
    Not sure if that is sarcasm or not, but it is in fact a true story. I believe they managed to track me down because I downloaded something off a website by accident. Can't be certain though.
    1. Your ISP can see if you're using TOR, if you don't configure bridges or use a VPN.

    2. Using TOR is not a crime and the police can't do anything about it. Granted you'll probably end up on a watchlist, but they would never threaten you about it.

    Quick Guide for the technologically uninitiated;

    The Web = Accessible, indexed internet (Facebook, news websites and public web pages for companies. Basically anything that Google can find)

    The Deep Web = Accessible to certain people, usually password protected (Academic sites, internal web pages. Like a school's student login page or a research facilities' staff web pages)

    The Dark Net = Websites that can only be accessed by specialist software, like Tor (Journalists and activists' sites, illegal websites and hacking forums)

    The Dark Net is where things like Alphabay and the Silk Road are based (or were based, because they keep getting taken down). There is a lot of illegal stuff there, including sites for buying drugs or weapons over the internet (like Amazon or Ebay, but for criminals). There is also a lot of material for hackers, like sites where people can discuss or develop viruses. People in countries with oppressive governments also tend to use the Dark Net to share information or ideas, or to contact journalists or people in other countries without being so easily detected.

    There are allegedly other levels of the Dark Net where even nastier things happen, like assassins-for-hire websites. This may or may not be true, but there are definitely parts of the Dark Net that are very, very nasty.

    Browse at your own risk, and keep your internet security software up to date
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