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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...

Tor Project Releases Browser for Android

The Tor Project has finally released the alpha version of the Tor browser for Android, giving smartphone users the opportunity to access the dark...

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.

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 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.

Recent Spike In Tor Hidden Services

Tor has become something of a hot debate lately. A security expert has spotted an unprecedented surge in the number of Tor hidden addresses...

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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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.

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...

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.

Attack on Tor Has Likely Stripped Users of Anonymity

Tor, the network used specifically for privacy and anonymity, just warned users of an attack meant to deanonymize people on the service.Anyone who used...

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 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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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...

“Autonomy Cube” Serves As A Tor Relay

It has been some years since Trevor Paglen became part of a fine artists’ movement that has been helping gallery-goers to deal with government spying and online privacy.

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.
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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...

Tor Strengthening Security With “Selfrando” Technique

According to reports, the Tor project researchers are beefing up the security of their browser so that it is kept safe from hacking attempts made by government investigating agencies such as the FBI. The security researchers are specifically testing a new technique called “Selfrando” to protect the browser from the exploits of the hackers.

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.

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.

France Considers Banning Tor And Public Wi-Fi Following The Paris Attacks

France is still in a state of emergency following the November terrorist attacks that put the country into lockdown and caused an outpouring of grief across the world. The attacks were proof that large scale acts of violence can happen in any city, at any time.

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...
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FBI Not To Hand Over Tor Exploit For National Security Reason

Tor ExploitThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is choosing not to hand over the Tor exploit it used to track and arrest 1,500 users of...
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New Tor Project Executive Director

The Tor Project, reputed for developing the most reliable anonymity and privacy tool in the world, has finally landed its next executive director.Earlier this...

How NSA Tracks All German Tor Users as ‘Extremists’

The NSA has been revealed to mark and consider potential "extremists" all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor.Among those are hundreds of thousands...

Tor-Based Messenger Briar Is Officially Released to the Public

Last July, a Tor-based messaging service called Briar was first announced. It was only in beta at the time, but the app showed a...

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...
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Introduction to TOR

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Further Tor Vulnerabilities Discovered: Public IP Address of Tor Hidden Sites Identified via SSL...

Millions of people all over the world depend on the Tor network to browse the internet securely and privately every day. However, Tor is...
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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...

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...

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.
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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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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.

Tor Browser 8.0.5 Released

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor Browser, announced a new updated release for the software last week.Tor Browser 8.0.5 was officially introduced...
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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.

Feds To Hand Over Tor Exploit Source Code

The stakes are hotting up in the digital law sphere regarding the FBI’s involvement in various hacks targeting criminals using Tor to access the deep web. The main issue is in determining whether the feds are acting within the law when they are catching criminals, or whether they are going beyond the scope of their powers.

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

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.
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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.

NSA Surveillance Targets Cambridge-based Tor Project

The National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the Cambridge-based TOR Project as well as a server at MIT, a report by German Public Television has...

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.
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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.

Tor Project Continues to Receive Donations

Financial numbers are in from the Tor Project’s donations campaign, “Strength in Numbers.”The non-profit organization was able to amass a total of over $460,000 during the...
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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.

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.

TOR Cannot Protect You From Targeted Surveillance

In the wake of all the revelations about mass Internet surveillance efforts by the US NSA, a lot of users but also many businesses...

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.
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Latest Ruling: FBI Does Not Have To Reveal Tor Exploit Code

Last February, federal judge’s ruling was for the FBI to reveal the full source code they utilized in the Tor exploit to hack and...
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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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