As part of the Palin hack news story the use of the CTunnel tool was mentioned as the anonymous proxy service used by the “hacker”. The FBI is seeking records from the people behind CTunnel in connection to the investigation.
After a quick look at the CTunnel website, this turns up, in reference to the CTunnel logging and retention of data.
“Because our visitors value their privacy, it is not in our interests to spy on you, lest we lose traffic and advertising revenue. Because government subpenoa could require us to hand over our server access logs, access logs are regularly deleted to protect your privacy. In short, we value your browsing experience as well as your anonymity, and would not do anything to break your trust in us.”
But then look what this sell out that owns Ctunnel Gabriel Ramuglia, tells Threat Level, he says that the FBI had contacted him yesterday to obtain his traffic logs. that he has about 80 gigabytes of logs to process and hadn’t yet looked for the information the FBI was seeking but planned to be in touch with the agents today (September 18). Due to the hacker being tracked down, a college student in TN you could say that Ctunnel did their part in bending
Ramuglia said the screenshots of Palin’s e-mail account, which the hacker posted online, will help him narrow his search, since they revealed most of the Ctunnel URL that was at the top of the hacker’s browser when he took the screen shot.
so if Ctunnel, goes against what he specifically said he wouldn’t do, then what about other cases he did not even mention? what if your girlfriend calls up? boss? local detective? crooked police officer? probation officer? the list can go on… but in the end its a sad day for internet advocates and net neutrality everywhere, Palin should not have been using this Yahoo account on business, and she should have used stronger security measures, particularly if there is sensitive information.