There are times when you deny things and there are times when you defend the decisions. With the NSA caught red-handed trying to crack the anonymous ways that users can surf the internet through Tor, denying it was no longer an option. Time to go on the defensive.
The National Security Agency may have attempted to penetrate and compromise a widely used network designed to protect the anonymity of its users, but it was only because terrorists and criminals use it, too.
Thatâ€™s the explanation from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper about the recently disclosed attacks by the NSA and its companion agency in the U.K. against The Onion Router, or Tor, a network that uses a constantly changing list of specially configured servers to relay and anonymize the Internet traffic of its users.