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Daily Stormer has officially retreated to the dark web

Update: The Daily Stormer was at least temporarily back online on DreamHost under a different URL, punishedstormer.com. It has now been banned again. The battle against the Daily Stormer has ended in

Tor node operator arrested in Russia will be held on terrorism charges until June trial

Earlier this month, a Tor node operator in Russia was arrested in a potential misunderstanding about the nature of the decentralized network. Dmitry Bogatov, a lecturer at the Moscow Finance and Law U

ProtonMail adds Tor onion site to fight risk of state censorship

Swiss-based PGP end-to-end encrypted email provider, ProtonMail, now has an onion address, allowing users to access its service via a direct connection to the Tor anonymizing network -- in what it des

Turkey maintains Tor block, flicks social networks offline for 12 hours

In light of the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, Turkey further tightened its already restrictive limits on certain forms of internet use. The most recent censorship thrust followed

Tor’s new social contract includes ‘no backdoors’ pledge

Pro-privacy organization Tor, which distributes anonymizing web browser tools, has published a social contract -- promoting what it dubs its commitment to 'advancing human rights'.

Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal

Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of its lead developers, Jacob Appelbaum. That investigation

MIT’s anonymous online communications protocol Riffle could beat Tor at its own game

Tor has been the go-to for anonymous communication online for years now — and that has made it one of the juiciest targets possible to the likes of the NSA and FBI. A new anonymizing protocol from M

Tor Project developer steps down amid sexual mistreatment allegations

The Tor Project confirmed today that one of its prominent developers, Jacob Appelbaum, stepped down in response to what it called “public allegations of sexual mistreatment.” The Tor Pro

Tor switches to DuckDuckGo search results by default

Tor users are currently being served DuckDuckGo search results by default.

Facebook usage over Tor passes 1M per month

The number of people using the Tor anonymizing browser to access Facebook has passed the one million mark this month for the first time, Facebook has announced.

Federal judge rules FBI didn’t have proper warrant to hack child porn site

A federal judge ruled today that the FBI did not obtain the proper warrant before hacking a child porn website and that the evidence it collected against one of the defendants, Alex Levin, must be sup

The Tor Project Raised Over $200,000 From Its First Crowdfunding Campaign

In the quest to lessen its reliance on grants from the U.S. government, the Tor Project began its first crowdfunding campaign back in November. That initial funding drive is now over with the organiza

Facebook Expands Tor Support To Android Orbot Proxy

Facebook has added what it dubs "experimental support" for accessing its services via Tor on Android, using the Orbot proxy app for Android. The feature will be rolling out over the next few days, it

Dispel’s Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe

Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intranet).

Tor Turns To Crowdfunding To Lessen Its Dependence On Government Money

Tor, the network that facilitates hidden communications and secure Internet activity, has begun accepting donations in a move aimed at lessening its financial dependence on the U.S. government.

Our National Encryption Debate, In Quotes

The long-burning debate concerning encryption, its impact on both consumer privacy and the government’s ability to protect its citizens is back with a vengeance. The dialogue appeared to be dwind

Tor Wars: The Signal Awakens

The long arm of the law wants ever more eyes, if you'll pardon the gruesome metaphor. The UK government recently unveiled an attempt to legalize "draconian state surveillance powers." US voices keep c

Homeland Security Shuts Down Library’s TOR Node Citing “Situational Awareness”

In a move that is sure to end well for the Department Of Homeland Security and the police in Lebanon, New Hampshire, officials have asked a New Hampshire public library to shut down its TOR node to pr

Tor Users Must Now Provide A Phone Number To Open A New Twitter Account

Twitter last week announced plans to begin tracking troublesome users via their mobile phone number. Along those lines, it has begun forcing users of anonymous web browser Tor to provide a number in o

The Anonymity Network At Risk

You don’t have to watch NCIS to know that almost everything we do leaves some kind of trail or trace. Every click of the Internet and every post we make, email we send and file we download are all b
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