Round One Goes to the FBI, But the Crypto War Isn’t Over

"Facing increasingly sophisticated technology, the government has turned toward legalized hacking to defeat digital security measures, said Riana Pfefferkorn of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. In order to catch pedophiles masking their identities using Tor, a program first built for the U.S. Navy and now the basic building block of the dark web, the FBI took over and ran a child porn site for two weeks and infected users’ computers with malware that allowed the bureau to identify users.

“Whether there should be better established boundaries around lawful hacking — that’s the next thing that deserves to be in the public spotlight,” Pfefferkorn said."