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Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid for Tor-Breaking Research

The university now implies it may have been subpoenaed to give up its anonymity-stripping technique.

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Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

Tor Says Feds Paid Carnegie Mellon $1M to Help Unmask Users

The Tor Project’s director accuses Carnegie Mellon of providing its Tor-breaking research in secret to the FBI in exchange for a payment of “at least $1 million.”

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Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

The new, dead-simple software—still in beta—promises to protect both the content and origin of instant messages from surveillance.

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Mapping How Tor’s Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Mapping How Tor’s Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Germany has overtaken the US in total nodes, with France, the Netherlands, and Russia coming close behind.

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Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

Agora, The Dark Web’s Biggest Drug Market, Is Going Offline

The administrators of the massive drug bazaar say they need time to defend themselves from a new attack on Tor.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Silk Road Prosecutors Ask Judge to ‘Send a Message’ In Ulbricht Sentencing

Prosecutors are determined to make an example of Ross Ulbricht—to deter other Dark Web market administrators from following in his footsteps.

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WikiLeaks Finally Brings Back Its Submission System for Your Secrets

WikiLeaks Finally Brings Back Its Submission System for Your Secrets

WikiLeaks is finally back in the business of accepting truly anonymous leaks four and a half years after its last submission system went down amid infighting between its leaders and disenchanted staffers.

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New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers

A darknet marketplace called TheRealDeal Market has emerged, focusing on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods.

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Anonabox Recalls First Batch of Insecure ‘Privacy’ Routers

Anonabox Recalls First Batch of Insecure ‘Privacy’ Routers

The first batch of routers lacked basic password protection, and had a bug that would allow any Wi-fi intruders to completely hijack the device, snooping on or recording all of a user’s traffic.

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