What is Tor and Should You Use It?

There are many ways the internet can track us. Using Tor, online users can surf the web anonymously.

What is TorFlow?

The number of users on Tor has been growing substantially bigger over the last couple of years. It is not very difficult to understand why. Tor stands for anonymous web browsing - a method that largely enhances each user’s cyber security and privacy. This networking protocol will make any data relayed across several servers unidentifiable.
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Introduction to TOR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyq4vwxqvSI
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New Anonymity Network “Riffle” Claimed To Be More Secure Than Tor

Riffle is being seen as a solution for the problems that Tor has been having of late. Researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and the Polytechnic School of Lausanne in Switzerland have developed a new anonymity tool similar to Tor called Riffle.
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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...

CMU Researchers Were Hired To Unmask Tor Users

A judge’s ruling last week in connection with the case of Brian Farrell who was allegedly a staff member of Silk Road 2.0, an...

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...

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.
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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.

Tor Developers Being Used by FEDS to Catch Deep Web Users

Daily Dot reported that a person by name Matthew Edman, who was formerly apart-time at the Tor Project, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by developing the malware Torsploit. Edman created the malware after leaving the Tor project and the FBI used it to deanonymize the Tor network users.
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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...

Researchers Discover How To Break Tor Anonymity

The Tor network has become the most widely used system for online anonymity.It has been used by journalists, lawyers and other professionals and people...

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...
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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.

Mozilla Seeks Details On The FBI’s Pedophile Tor Hack

Last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacked the hidden service Tor in order to track people who used child sex websites.

Some Top Sites Are Blocking Tor Users

It looks like Tor users are having difficulty surfing and navigating the World Wide Web, as some websites have set up discriminating rules against...
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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...
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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.

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.

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...
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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.

US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013

Tor, the internet anonymiser, received more than $1.8m in funding from the US government in 2013, even while the NSA was reportedly trying to...
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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...

University That Attacked Tor Continues Its Activity On The Network

Several months ago two Internet security researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord, infiltrated the Dark Web system by directly attacking Tor. This is the software that allows users to browse the net secretively without detection of their IP addresses.
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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...

Dark Web GitHub Accessible Via Tor And I2P

It’s very common for files that are hosted on sites for open source coding to draw the ire of authorities. Now though, there is a service on dark web which will allow novice developers to craft their controversial projects without being noticed. With this service, upstart developers can now concentrate on their work knowing that no government or service can thwart access to their code.

Texas Lawyer Sues Tor for Providing Tools Used by Revenge Porn Site

UPDATE: It turns out the Tor Project is now not getting sued, see the story . Encryption service Tor has been caught up in a...

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.

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.

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.

7 Things You Should Know About Tor

We posted last week about the Tor Challenge and why everyone should use Tor. Since we started our Tor Challenge two weeks ago we have signed up...

Lebanon Library To Support Tor, Causes Debate

A huge debate between law enforcement and civil libertarians ensued after Kilton Public Library from Lebanon, New Hampshire, announced its intention to dedicate their computers to become part of the Tor network.

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.

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.

NSA Might Tag You as Extremist When You Use Tor

Internet users who have used Tor or visited its website to read up on its services are very likely included in a list of...

TOR Totals 120 Million Downloads

In the year since Edward Snowden’s leaks lifted the veil on the National Security Agency’s massive global surveillance apparatus, the powerful online anonymity tool...

Stormy, Tor’s simple Deep Web publishing tool, set for September launch

Tor is not only one of the most powerful privacy tools to ever hit the Internet. Crucially, it's also becoming one of the easiest to use.This...

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 Improving Their Security For Dark Web Hidden Services

Tor Project developers are making several security improvements with news that Carnegie Mellon University researchers in Pittsburgh had unmasked both the servers and users...

DDoS Attacks On TOR

TorTor can serve as a proxy with exit nodes allowing users to browse anonymously website pages externally on World Wide Web.As a result, Tor...
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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.

Lead Tor Developer Claims FBI Is Harassing Her

Isis Agora Lovecruft, a lead developer who has been working with the Tor team for many years, has accused the FBI of harassment. The FBI has wanted to talk to her but would not tell why. She has worked with the Tor team on many encryption and security products.
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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 Relay Operator Convicted for Child Sexual Exploitation

William W. was charged in November 2013 after police raided his home, confiscating 20 computers and assorted game consoles and Internet devices such as...

Tor Supports Apple In Its Battle Against FBI Encryption

Tor, which was originally popular only among computer nerds, has gained a lot of public attention because it has been used to host online black marketplaces like the Silk Road and others hidden sites. As far as the latest news regarding Tor is concerned, the Tor Project is extending an-all out support to Apple, the tech giant, which is currently fighting an encryption battle with the FBI.

TOR & The Deep Web Infographic

We found an infographic that shows some interesting facts and figures about TOR and the deep web...Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com

Executive Director Wants To Make Tor Browser More User-Friendly

Freedom fighter that she is, one who cares about technology and people’s personal privacy and security, Shari Steele rightfully sits as executive director of the non-profit Tor Project.Tor’s new boss took on this job after 15 years of leading the EFF or Electronic Frontier Foundation as executive director, which she has built into an international powerhouse for online rights protection.

TOR Project Plans To Count Hidden Services

If you are reading this, then you probably know all about the TOR project and what it does.Anyone with enough technical knowledge can build...
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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.

Iran blacklists Tor network, knocking 75 percent of users offline

By Patrick Howell O'Neill on July 30, 2014 EmailIran, one of the world’s biggest Internet censors, has begun blocking the Tor network.In the last...

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