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02.19.15 Peter Yeh

The Dark Web is getting brighter and brighter each day. The news is abuzz with “Memex,” a Defense Department-developed Dark Web search engine. However, there are already two Tor search engines that you can use on the regular web to take a trip into the deep. On both you still get the usual suspects of […]

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12.23.14 Peter Yeh

Tribler, the peer-to-peer decentralized BitTorrent client, recently released an anonymity engine, based on Tor. Tor is free software, originally developed by the US Navy, for online anonymity. However, the people behind Tor have made a cursory cryptanalysis of Tribler. They’ve found severe deficiencies in the encryption. The code that generates the encryption keys is weak, […]

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12.22.14 Rhett Jones

The most widely used and generally trusted anonymity network on the web, Tor, has issued a warning to users that it has reason to believe there is a possible cyber attack coming against its servers. Tor Project officials did not say whom they suspect, but did say that users would still be hidden. Tor gives its […]

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07.28.14 Sophie Weiner

In theme with Russia’s war on anonymity and “extremism” on the internet, the country’s interior ministry is recruiting hackers to decrypt identities of Tor users. The ministry is offering 3.9 million rubles (about $110,000) to anyone who can crack the encryption service, BBC reports, which is a lot better than their previous contest where you get a free refrigerator for giving birth on June […]

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07.03.14 Sophie Weiner

A piece of code used by the NSA to label online “extremists” has been uncovered for the first time. The German public television network ARD reported that the popular encryption service Tor, which is based in Germany, was one of the entities that had become a target for the NSA’s labeling as part of their […]

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10.03.13 Andy Cush

Silk Road, the “deep web” service that allowed its users to anonymously buy and sell things like illegal drugs and weapons, was shuttered this week, leaving countless users without their usual connect. A redditor posting from what looks like a throwaway account took to the site yesterday to issue a “PSA” about the relative purity […]

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08.12.13 Kyle Petreycik

The most notorious file sharing service Pirate Bay just celebrated their tenth-anniversary. To celebrate, they’ve launched their own web browser, aimed specifically at allowing users to access their services, allegedly without any kind of impedance by neither government entities nor internet service providers. Simply put, the Pirate Browser is an extension of the Tor routing client and Firefox Portable browser without […]

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08.05.13 Kyle Chayka

Is the government cracking down on internet anonymity? Thanks, in part, to Edward Snowden, we all know we’re being watched when we surf the internet. A recent incident shows that the web isn’t safe, even for those who take extra precautions. Researchers suspect that the FBI is behind software that is attacking users of Tor, the […]

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06.26.13 Andy Cush

“Meet Charlie. He’s a stoner. And recently his job made him move cities, and he can’t find any dank buds.” What is Charlie to do? Why not get on Atlantis, the recently established deep web marketplace (think Silk Road) that promises total anonymity for buyers and sellers looking to traffic in all manner of controlled […]

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