Clearnet applies to any outside service on the regular Internet that might be accessed by hidden services. Prime example is how Silk Road got busted by using clearnet to access Captcha service, which disclosed the actual server IP address in Iceland

Clearnet applies to any outside service on the regular Internet that might be accessed by hidden services. Prime example is how Silk Road got busted by using clearnet to access Captcha service, which disclosed the actual server IP address in Iceland.

It can also apply to users who use Tor as a tunnel to an open proxy so their traffic is hidden from their ISPs but they are doing general browsing.

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