Kickstarter suspends Anonabox campaign, evidence of fraud mounts

Shawn Knight

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Anonabox, the tiny plug-and-play Tor router that raised nearly $600,000 on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in less than a week, may be a fraud. Kickstarter's Trust and Safety team suspended the project on Friday after a number of Reddit members have...

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Rippleman

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What else are they expecting to look like? wouldn't the software be what would make the difference?
 

VitalyT

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What else are they expecting to look like? wouldn't the software be what would make the difference?
It's not about that. Their product representation was misleading. In reality they just took an existing cheap product, put a free OS on it and then multiplied the price for that, while calling it a completely custom solution, which is a total lie, in violation of Kickstarter's rules.
 

Jad Chaar

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What else are they expecting to look like? wouldn't the software be what would make the difference?
It's not about that. Their product representation was misleading. In reality they just took an existing cheap product, put a free OS on it and then multiplied the price for that, while calling it a completely custom solution, which is a total lie, in violation of Kickstarter's rules.
Yeah that is a noob move.
 
G

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Always wondering how peoples dreaming on anonimity like tor etc.
And freedom.
How much IQ believe anonim browsing?
 

seefizzle

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What else are they expecting to look like? wouldn't the software be what would make the difference?
It's not about that. Their product representation was misleading. In reality they just took an existing cheap product, put a free OS on it and then multiplied the price for that, while calling it a completely custom solution, which is a total lie, in violation of Kickstarter's rules.
I think we're kinda splitting hairs here and maybe demonizing these folks a bit too much.

Seems like a bit of marketing smoke and mirrors but not like outright fraud.

If the thing works as they say it does, I don't see that much of a problem. Then again, I'm not a backer.
 
Turn the top image to match the bottom image. You say it looks as though the Chinese branding was taken off, but if you look closer, both have the markings and they look quite similar. What you see there is most likely the model number of the board with a date underneath. The boards, as well as the markings do not look similar...they look identical....even down to the MHCP CMOS chip.
 

Radient

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Considering reddits stupidity theirs needs to be auctual facts.

Example: reddit ***** "tracking" stolen bitcoins when all he was doing was watching a big bitcoin tumber and being a du*b@ss.
 

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