Are You Being Tracked? Use these Codes to Find Out!

There are times when you may just have a gut feeling you’re being tracked, in the sense that someone is listening to your phone...

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.
DOJ Official Told Judges to Use Tor

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.

U.S. Orders to Stop Using Kaspersky Software in Federal Agencies

The United States government has just passed a ban regarding the use and operation of security software developed by a leading Russian brand, citing...

Tor – A Beginner’s Guide

Intro: If you want to browse the Deep Web, Tor, The Onion Router, is a critical first step.Without it your dreams of deep web adventures,...
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What Onion Service Operators Can Do To Mitigate DDoS Attacks

Since late last October, onion service operators have been on the receiving end of numerous DoS and DDoS attacks, both on the deep web onion service and also on the clearnet websites. The Dos and DDoS attacks have generally alternated between the deep web and the clearnet over the span of a couple of days and as things stand now, the motivation behind the attacks are anyone’s guesses.
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Firefox Browser to Implement Tor-Based Privacy Feature

If you have wondered how ads keep popping up on your monitor that relate to some of the sites you had recently visited, it...

The NSA Surveillance Is Not Ending Any Time Soon

Thanks to the leaks made by Edward Snowden two years ago, most people are now aware that the NSA has the power of unwarranted...

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.

Edward Snowden Wants to Protect Journalists and Sources

Former CIA employee and contractor for the United States government, Edward Snowden is reportedly working to build a hardware tool to protect journalists and whistleblowers from state surveillance and government-sponsored hackers.

Section 215 Dies – Freedom Act To Take Its Place

On June 1st, the Patriot Act expired at long last. Most importantly, it took with it the infamous section 215 that has allowed the...
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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.

Should Edward Snowden Be Given A Pardon?

The recently released biopic by Oliver Stone that is based on the actions of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, Edward Snowden, has inspired the campaign for his pardon. This movement aims to call on President Barack Obama to pardon the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history.
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Snowden Says Petraeus Shared More Sensitive Info Than He Ever Did

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, now lives as a fugitive in Moscow, Russia. He was charged with treason, as he was found guilty of leaking thousands of classified documents. During a recent interview, Edward Snowden argues that the retired general, David Petraeus, was responsible for having mishandled far more sensitive information than he ever did during his time in office.

Secure And Anonymous Email Service

Name: Lelantos Description: Lelantos is a secure and anonymous email service operating and offering its services to Tor users.Given its nature as an anonymous email provider,...
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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.
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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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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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Ruling Says FBI Cannot Collect Foreign Data With A Warrant

Recently, in a landmark ruling that favored privacy, a panel of judges announced that any search warrant sent to Microsoft cannot be applied outside the country’s borders. In the particular case, the appeals court made it clear that Microsoft is not compelled to divulge the email communications that formed part of a drug investigation.

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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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...

Guide to Tails OS

Introduction: Tails is an operating system aimed at protecting the user’s anonymity.Unlike a standard operating system like Windows or Linux, it does not need to...
FBI Wants To Access Browsing History Without A Warrant

FBI Wants To Access Browsing History Without A Warrant

An amendment to the surveillance law is being sought by the Obama administration so that the FBI is vested with the authority to access internet browsing history of a person without a warrant in cases involving espionage and terrorism, according to reports.

Sci-Hub Has A New Feature

Sci-Hub has introduced a new feature, a Telegram Messenger app, which helps users to search for peer-reviewed academic papers. Users’ communication with the app is encrypted.

OPM Overpays for Identity Theft Protections After 2015 Data Breach

The Office of Personal Management seems to be paying too much money for an identity theft protection program for the victims of its 2015 data breach.

Opera Added Free VPN To Their Browser

Last month, Opera announced that developers of this major browser maker have integrated a free and unlimited VPN (Virtual Private Network) to the existing desktop version of the browser.This will allow users to browse anonymously and retain their online privacy.It would also allow users to access websites that are blocked.

Sigaint Darknet Email Service Down for Weeks

Sigaint, one of the largest darknet email providers, has been down from February 11.To date, there are no signs of the site going online...

Freenet – Another Secure Anonymity Browser

The erosion of privacy and growth of censorship on the internet increasingly threaten freedom of expression in the digital age.Information flows are becoming subject...

Teen Arrested for Making Anonymous Bomb Threats

An Israeli teenager is under arrest on suspicion that he used various anonymity tools to make hoax bomb threats to Jewish institutions.

Spamhaus Hacker Will No Longer Spend Time In Jail

Sven Olaf Kamphuis, the Dutch hacker responsible for the biggest cyber-attack of all time, is apparently a free man once again after most of his sentence was suspended by the court.

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...

Behavioral Profiling – Risk To Anonymity And Privacy

Deriving information from a person from a website they visit is not something new, but making an inference from their speed of keying in...
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New Ransomware Called “GoldenEye” Targets HR Departments

It seems that cyber criminals are constantly modifying and improving the tactics they use to achieve t

NSA Planned To Hack App Stores To Track Smartphones

As I write this, just a week remains until the patriot act expires, and the end hopefully comes to years of unconstitutional, unwarranted surveillance...

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.

Choosing The Best Shredders

Name: Bonsaii DocShred C156-C 8-Sheet Micro-Cut Description: As far as physical shredders go, there are several factors that need to be looked into when deciding on...

Families Who Sheltered Edward Snowden Seeking Canada Asylum

A trio of families in Hong Kong who hosted rogue NSA contractor Edward Snowden in 2013 are seeking asylum in Canada.

The Shadow Brokers Dumps More Alleged Exploits

The Shadow Brokers, a rogue hacking outfit that stole data from the NSA, has released the password to a previous file dump.

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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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.

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...

Security Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Access In-Flight Systems

Cyber-hijacking an airplane and taking control of its flight capabilities is a recipe for a thrilling and scary action movie. You know what’s scary? The category for such film is simply an action movie and not a science fiction one. This is because such scenario is certainly possible according to this online security group.
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94% of Tor Traffic is Malicious, According To CloudFlare

A recent report from CloudFlare says that over 94 percent of all the requests that come from across the Tor browsing network are of a malicious nature.That is, they use Tor to scam or phish or cause digital chaos.However, this does not seem to represent the whole story

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden At LibrePlanet Conference

A look back in January of this year is the announcement that thrilled, if not shook the earth. The FSF revealed that National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is bound to be the opening keynote for the upcoming LibrePlanet 2016.

Hacker Allegedly Selling 272 Million Credentials For Less Than $1

Anonymous Russian hacker going by the moniker “The Collector” is allegedly selling the 272 million credentials in the form of emails and passwords in the dark web for less than a dollar.
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Tor Claimed “Snoopers’ Charter” Is A Threat To Citizens

On 4th November 2015, UK Home Secretary Theresa May released new rules that would give government intelligence agencies power to snoop on private data of UK citizens. The bill which was laid out in a 299-page document outlined the amendments the government wants to make regarding the interception as well as hacking of devices and computers so as to seamlessly access information when probing a case.

Tor Project Developer Stepped Down From His Position

Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Appelbaum, a prominent developer with Tor Project developer and privacy activist, has resigned from his position on the board on May 25, according to reports.Tor announced his departure through a blog post without giving any reasons.

Hacking Group “The Shadow Brokers” Leaked More Files”

The Shadow Brokers are at it again, this time having released what they call “a Halloween special trick or treat for Amerikanskis.” This release follows their bigger, more hard-hitting leak in August this year when they availed NSA hacking tools for anyone to download

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.
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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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