Italy’s Anti-Corruption Agency Embraces Tor Onion Services for Whistleblowing

The Italian Anti-Corruption Authority, a national administrative watchdog, has officially launched a national whistleblowing forum using Tor onion services.This has been seen as a...
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Tor Executive Director Shari Steele Set to Step Down at the End of 2018

The executive director of the Tor Project, Shari Steele, has decided to retire after several years at the helm of the prominent organization.Steele, who...
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Tor Browser Apps for Android and iOS

The anonymity browser Tor is mainly used for accessing the dark web, assuring no trace of the sites users have visited.There are many unscrupulous...
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Tor Unveils All-Improved Stable 7.5 Series & First Alpha Edition of the 8.0 Series

Tor has grown to become the staple of most internet-savvy people. For individuals that have never gotten a taste of the Tor experience, it...
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Tor Indexing Tool

A new open-source web crawler has recently been unveiled to serve the Tor community. The crawler, called Fresh Onions, is designed for indexing hidden...
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Tor 0.3.2.9 Released with New Features and Improved Stability

Developers have officially unveiled the 0.3.2.9 version of Tor, making it more stable and adding some new features. Those who wish to use the...
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Update Now – Critical TorMoil Vulnerability Found in Tor Browser

After recent revelations that the Tor browser was not as secure as users had previously thought, many cynics came out to say, “I told...
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The New York Times Now Accessible Via Tor Onion Service

The New York Times has just announced that the internationally renowned publication is now accessible on the dark web. The media outlet is set...
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Latest Tor Alpha Release Includes New Traffic Scheduler

The most recent Tor Alpha release comes with a new element that seeks to address traffic congestion within the Tor network.This latest edition includes...

Zerodium Offers $1M for Tor Browser Zero-Day Exploits

Zerodium has made a new announcement that it will offer a huge sum for zero-days exploits on the Tor browser platform, and the amount...

Tor Project Boosting Support to Secure Mobile Browsing

Increased censorship and online surveillance in some regions are increasingly becoming a concern for Internet users everywhere.This necessitates the development of anonymity tools to...

Tor Relay of a Brazilian University Banned by Tor

The Tor Project enforces strict guidelines and rules on the usage of its anonymous network.That’s why it banned the Tor relay node of a...
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Tor-Based Briar Messenger Now on Beta Stage

Instant messaging services and apps have significantly grown in number over the past few years, so users of all personalities and online behaviors are...

Tor Project Joined HackerOne to Launch Bug Bounty Program

Within the world of technology, those who create new programs and software solutions put their products through rigorous tests before releasing them to the...

Fake Tor Browser Used to Target Dark Web Users

A fake Tor browser is circulating the dark web, luring visitors into placing orders on a supposed darknet marketplace only to have their money stolen.

Tor Browser 7.0 Has Now Been Released

The latest iteration of the Tor Browser series is now released, joined by a wealth of new features exciting for users.Earlier this month, Tor...

Russian Tor Exit Node Operator, Arrested

A Russian math instructor who administrates a Tor exit node was arrested and charged with inciting mass riots and terrorism via the internet.

A Service that Will Create Your Onion Site on Tor Network

UK-based Dogsbody Technology is offering to create Tor hidden services for its customers using Muffet’s EOTK.

The Government Connection To Tor

Tor was not always a private endeavor, but was initially designed and sponsored by US Government entities – possible affecting users’ privacy.

Tor to Enhance Users’ Privacy and Security

In the internet era, user privacy has become a hot-button issue in many jurisdictions.This has led to the development of more than 800 encryption...

DOJ Dismisses Playpen Case to Keep Disclosure of Tor Hack

Dark web networks such as Tor have been in the spotlight of law enforcement agencies in recent years.This is largely due to the increased...

OpenBazaar To Enhance Users’ Anonymity with Tor Integration

OpenBazaar is an online marketplace that is introducing a new approach to its e-commerce platform. Unlike the typical centralized service marketplaces like eBay, OpenBazaar...

Tor Project Launches New Mobile App Called “OONIProbe”

The Tor Project has yet again reaffirmed their commitment towards safeguarding online privacy, this time with the launch of a new mobile app called OONIProbe.

What are Some of the Different Ways of Using Tor?

The Tor network, the brainchild of the Tor Project, has grown to become the most popular and effective anonymity tool since its conception.

DRM-Protected Files Used to Deanonymize Tor Browser Users

Up until recently, DRM-protected multimedia files have been used in Windows primarily to spread malware.
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TorWorld – A New Site for Tor Enthusiasts

Ever since its launch back in September 2002, the Tor project (The Onion Routing Project) has seen unprecedented growth to be in the frontline in providing anonymity and privacy to millions of internet users.

ProtonMail Launches a Tor Hidden Service

Privacy-oriented email service ProtonMail has decided to take their security measures a step further by announcing the release of their new Tor hidden service.
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Tor and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Cryptocurrency has grown to be a globally recognized system that facilitates free and borderless trade, has no central authority, and provides enhanced consumer privacy. Thanks to the Tor software and network, the cryptocurrency community has grown tremendously in recent years.

Exodus Flaw Leaked and Used to Unmask a Tor-Based Child Exploitation Site

Exodus Intel is one of the very few companies that develops, buys, and sells software vulnerabilities. The Exodus firm has proven to be useful as the government can use its exploits to hack those websites it deems conducting illicit activities, mostly Tor hidden services.
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Tor Project Creates a New Version of a Tor-Enabled Mobile Device

The Tor Project has been making great strides in enhancing user privacy and security online. Their latest release promises to enhance mobile security, specifically that of devices running on Android-based platforms.

Tor Announces the Release of Tor 0.2.9.5 Alpha

Tor’s latest browser, Tor 0.2.9.5-alpha, comes with a lot of promise in terms of major and minor bug fixes alongside some few minor features aimed at optimizing user experience and upgrades on its hidden services, download scheduling and a few other tweaks here and there to make the browser more efficient in all respects.
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Turks Flock to Tor after Government Blocked Popular Social Media Sites

The hard-fought censorship battle going on between the Turkish government and its citizens is still raging as Turkish citizens are finding more and more ways to avoid the government’s measures to stop them from accessing social media sites.

Deanonymizing Tor Users With DNS Exploit

One of the famous anonymity network Tor is used widely to work anonymously. Tor or The Onion Router is a modern web browser which is operated by the non-profit, Tor Project. Almost 2 million users utilize this service regularly because it enables them to use the internet without revealing their identities.

Wikipedia Editors Now Use Tor After Receiving Threats

Following the onslaught of pervasive threats on the lives and well-being of a number of Wikipedia editors, they have now resorted to hiding their identities under the cloak of anonymity offered by Tor.

Tor and Mozilla Working on To Make Malware Attacks More Difficult

Law enforcement agencies and malicious hackers may have a harder time getting access to the IP addresses of Tor users. Thanks to upcoming security upgrades that Tor Project and the creators of Mozilla Firefox have been discreetly working on.
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Tor Joins Fight Against the Proposed Amendments to Rule 41

Tor finally broke their silence on September 12th concerning the proposed amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, as Tor fervently opposed the idea in its entirety.

Tor Users May Not Need To Solve Annoying CAPTCHA Puzzles Soon

People who want to browse the web with anonymity using the Tor network are having problems with too many CAPTCHAs that they encounter before gaining access to a site. CAPTCHAs are the simple security tests or puzzles that are set to prove that the user is indeed a human being and not a robot or software. CloudFlare is the content delivery company behind these restrictive CAPTCHAs.

Upcoming OpenBazaar 2.0 To Run on Tor

OpenBazaar CEO Brian Hoffman recently revealed that the upcoming version of the open source project would be able to connect through Tor network. This came after one of their back-end developers, Chris Pacia, successfully upgraded the OpenBazaar protocol on a pre-release update.
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Darknet Email Service “SIGAINT” Adds Tor Relay for Monero

SIGAINTsigaint In August 2016, AlphaBay and Oasis announced that they would integrate Monero. Since then, the demand of Monero has drastically increased. Recently, a darknet email service provider “SIGAINT” added a Tor relay for Monero transactions.
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Understanding Tor Onion Services and Their Use Cases

Tor hidden services are being used by the press to host whistle-blowing platforms, activists, service providers who want to offer more security to their users, and many others. Find out about the technical aspects of Tor onion services as well as interesting use cases in this video.
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Tor Browser 6.0.5 Has Been Released

Tor Browser 6.0.5 is now available for download. The latest release of the Tor dark web browser comes with a number of improvements, one of which is a crucial security update.
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US Tor Users Hacked By Australian Cops

According to reports, Australia’s law enforcement authorities hacked the computers of US Tor users when the Argos taskforce carried out an investigation into a child pornographic website. In one instance, Australian authorities hacked the computer of a Tor user in Michigan for the purpose of obtaining the IP address of the suspect.

Protesters Asks Users Not To Use Tor on September 1

A group has called for a full-day shutdown of the Tor network as a mark of protest against two issues: handling of sexual misconduct accusations against Jacob Appelbaum and rumor that project might employ former government agents.
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DOJ Official Told Judges to Use Tor to Protect Against Breaches

Recently, an official of the Department of Justice, Ovie Carroll, director of the Cybercrime Lab, urged a roomful of federal judges, numbering about a hundred, to use Tor to protect their personal information on their computers against data breaches.
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Tor Pledges Not To Implement Any Backdoors into Their Project

The Tor Project published a blog on August 9, 2016, revealing their new social contract which includes the “no backdoors” pledge. In the blog, The Project has also said that the tools they make help to promote and protect human rights and that they make it possible through a set of guiding principles, which for a long time had remained unspoken.
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Engineer Designed a Tor-Based System called “OnionDSL”

Lawmakers in the UK are currently closing in on their newest and most comprehensive legal regime for mass-surveillance since the Snowden revelations. UK’s Investigatory Powers bill seems very near towards being signed as a law, yet a determined network engineer will not easily surrender privacy in the surveillance fight and makes good use of Tor.
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Tor Project Implements New Policies And Practices

The executive director of Tor Project, Shari Steele, has announced that they would be implementing new rules to avoid future incidents such as the sexual assault allegations against Jacob Appelbaum, one of Tor’s leading developers.
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Tor Project Wants To Create New Security System For IoT

According to reports, the Guardian Project, Tor Project, and Home Assistant have come together to create a new security system that can protect IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
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Tor Contributor Lucky Green Quits The Project

One of the earliest contributors to the Tor Project, Lucky Green, decided to quit and close down all the important nodes that are under his administrative purview. Green, the man who recently decided to leave the Project, was associated with it even before the network was named as Tor.
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Tor Project Appoints New Board of Directors

After Jacob Appelbaum resigned following allegations of sexual abuse against him, the Tor Project recently announced its new board of directors. The non-profit digital privacy group formed a new board and before stepping down and handing over the baton, the existing board members said that it was their responsibility to ensure that a competent leadership was at the helm of affairs as the Project moved into its second decade of existence.

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