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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.

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.
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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.

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...

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...
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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...

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New technologies have emerged that have acted as facilitators of online markets on the darknet.

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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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...

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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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-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...

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.

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.

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.

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...
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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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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...

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.
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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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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.

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...

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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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.

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.

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...

DeepOnion Launches Anonymous Cryptocurrency Through Tor Network

DeepOnion, a hybrid community-based cryptocurrency, is now officially integrated to run through the Tor network.Connections for the new cryptocurrency are set to send on...
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Tor Browser 8.0a9 Released

The Onion Router is the full form of what is more popularly known as the Tor browser. The reference to onion is not without...

Dr Gareth Owen: TOR – Attacks and Countermeasures

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Tor Project Discontinues Supporting Tor Messenger

Developers from the Tor Project announced plans to cease working on the Tor Messenger after two and a half years of failed attempts to...
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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Is the Tor Network Broken?

In the recent months it was also discussed about the possibility to track selected users on Tor networks with a technique known as Traffic...

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...

Iraq Government Blocks Access to Tor Project

Last week it was reported that the Iraqi government had blocked access to numerous social media networks including Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube over...
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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...

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...

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-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...

Another OpenSSL Vulnerability Affecting Tor Users

Today an announcement on www.openssl.org enlightened us on yet more vulnerabilities with the widely used software.One in particular that is not quite as lethal...

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