Carnegie Mellon Denies Taking FBI Money

November 19, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday defended itself from an assertion by the Tor Project that the university received “at least $1 million” from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to unmask suspects behind crimes committed on the "dark web." The university's Software Engineering Institute was last week pegged as the "university-based research institute" that helped the FBI track down and arrest a Seattle man working on the online black market known as "Silk Road 2.0."

"In the course of its work, the university from time to time is served with subpoenas requesting information about research it has performed," the university said in a statement. "The university abides by the rule of law, complies with lawfully issued subpoenas and receives no funding for its compliance."

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