Do you think this is like the truecrypt debacle? If people are trying to break it, just by the fact that there is a bounty- your trust in it is less. So you start to trust less in Tor and more in other ways of being anonymous.
I really don't know.
It could all just be an elaborate psy-op to drive people away from Tor.
If I were doing anything that really mattered, I'd keep it off the net as much as possible. There are topics that I only discuss with people in person.
I want a Faraday room!
I thought the NSA already had backdoors/vulnerabilities in Tor. Wasn't something like that mentioned in another thread here on DC?
I'm not sure. The NSA has funded Tor. Whether or not they have backdoors, I don't know.
They can track people with significant effort, as far as I understand. But the effort is enough to make them do it in a targeted manner.