I was sent this article today on finding Evan Ratliff. He’s a reporter that wants to be found. Kind of a cool gimmick, and something normally I’d probably get involved with, but there’s just one problem - he’s probably in San Francisco or surrounding areas, and I’m definitely not. So if you happen to be in SF there’s a number of tricks that I’ve just talked about that you can use.
Firstly, you know he’s using Tor and is accessing twitter, social networking and email, so the several de-cloaking methods we’ve talked about will probably come in handy here, like itms and smb. There are lots of others too, but you get the idea. Depending on the type of Tor application he’s using and which browser, it will dramatically change how you’d get his real IP. For instance, Tor button is very good, while Tor Browser is not at protecting against all the JS trickery, since Tor Browser does nothing to actually stop client side technologies from working.
If you do happen to find him, please do some ultra-targeted advertising about his erectile issues, “Evan Ratliff, have trouble satisfying women…?” - because that would cause me to die laughing. Anyway, it’s a cool article, and good luck to you if you happen to want to participate!