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Tor Releases another Snapshot on the Road to Major Onion Router Updates

The Tor Project’s Nick Mathewson announced that on Nov. 8th, another release of an Alpha Development snapshot for Tor 0.2.9, The Onion Router, would be released. Coming three weeks after 0.2.9.4 Alpha, Tor .0.2.9.5 added a great number of bug fixes and overall improvements for issues that have been reported since its predecessors release by Tor’s development team. This release ... Read More »

Guest Post: VPN Tor vs Proxy Tor

Disclaimer: This is a guest post provided by privatoria.net – VPN service provider. The Internet today is huge. It offers many opportunities but also brings certain dangers. That is why need decent protection when we browse the web. The topic is quite popular and there are many options you can try. You can find much information about VPN, Proxy, TOR ... Read More »

Tor And Mozilla Working Together For More Protection Against Malware

The Tor browser’s primary function is to provide users with high level of protection and anonymity when they browse the internet. Lately, law enforcement authorities were carrying out attacks on individuals instead of the network itself by hacking their computers or the end points. This lead to the authorities learning the users’ IP addresses. Now, Tor Project’s and Mozilla’s team ... Read More »

Tor Users May Soon Be Able To Circumvent Endless CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHAs have effectively protected websites from harmful bots and various types of spam for years. They are an internet commonplace. For Tor users, however, the number of CAPTCHAs presented to the user becomes debilitating. Tor users have routinely voiced complaints about the number of anti-robot puzzles presented to them. CloudFlare, however, has defended their use of CAPTCHAs, stating that 94% ... Read More »

OpenBazaar 2.0 To Run On The Tor Network

In the upcoming version 2.0, OpenBazaar will be able to connect over the Tor network. For the privacy conscious, lack of Tor support is one of the major drawbacks to the OpenBazaar protocol. Brian Hoffman, the CEO of OpenBazaar, enthusiastically confirmed that a OpenBazaar will be running on Tor. A back end developer, Chris Pacia, was the first to successfully ... Read More »

Tor has joined the fight to stop the Upcoming Changes to Rule 41

Tor has joined the fight to stop the U.S. government’s changes to Rule 41. They are urging people to speak up, and fight the changes to Rule 41 which will take effect December 1st if no one does anything to stop it. To date, no one has done anything to fight it. Congress hasn’t even batted an eye towards the changes. The changes ... Read More »

Researchers Prepare for a New Generation of Cyberattacks

Tor is excellent at doing what the software is designed to do. The public has no alternative that provides the level of anonymity that Tor presents. However, with many of the recent threats to the network’s security, researchers are working on a next generation Tor that can withstand the attacks of the future. According to Ars Technica, the US Naval ... Read More »

Protesters Are Calling for a Tor Blackout on September 1st

A collective is urging Tor users not to use the service for 24 hours on September 1st in protest of how the sexual misconduct allegations were dealt with. Another reason for the protest the group says, is because of the rumor that is circulating about how developers might be letting former government agents join Tor. #torstrike was uploaded to GhostBin, ... Read More »

Tor Releases a ‘Social Contract’ : Never to Intentionally Harm Users

In an effort to further repair some of the tarnished reputation they have managed to garner, The Tor Project released a ‘social contract’ promising never to harm users. Tor has admittedly had a rough start in 2016. Between managing the bad media attention during the Appelbaum scandal and several security threats, they’ve seemingly been doing everything possible to repair the ... Read More »

D.O.J Official Encourages a Hundred Federal Judges to Use Tor

The U.S. government has always appeared to be opposed to Tor due to the nature of illegal activities the software can enable. It appears, though, that certain government officials have no problems vocally endorsing the use of Tor. “That’s not a good way to protect your stuff, because the FBI can go through it like eggshells,” Judge Robert Jenson Bryan ... Read More »

Netsukuku and GNUnet: Viable Tor Alternatives?

On an earlier Deepdotweb article entitled TOR: Is There a Viable Alternative?, I was intrigued by this quote: “The annoying thing about the DarkNet is that there is no “DarkNet”; instead there are DarkNets, all specific to their particular system.” Not long after I started to become more familiar with Tor, I wondered what other darknets existed out there, and ... Read More »

New United Arab Emirates Law Makes Using Tor, VPNs, and Proxies Illegal

A new murky law amended by UAE President dictates that people who use any method of personal security to ensure privacy on the internet will be fined or imprisoned. According to Emirates24/7, UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a significant number of changes to federal laws and one in particular is considerably concerning. The ... Read More »

Tor Project Announces New Code of Conduct After Appelbaum Scandal

In a statement on the Tor blog, the executive director of the organization, Shari Steele,  announced that the Tor Project is implementing new policies and procedures to prevent future incidents. The incident in question would be the sexual assault allegations against one of the Tor Project’s leading developers, Jacob Appelbaum. Several months ago the organization promised they would complete a ... Read More »

Tor to Combat Malicious Node Problem

The discovery of over a hundred malicious nodes has prompted the Tor Network to develop a new design which is designed to fight this ongoing problem. Developer Sebastian Hahn assured that code has already been written to address this issue, and that the release date is being determined. The Tor Network has said that the attacks do not unmask the ... Read More »

Veteran Tor Contributor Exits, Takes Critical Node Down

The Tor network is about to lose Tonga, a crucial piece of the onion network that functions as a Bridge Authority, according to announcement on the Tor blog. The announcement was posted by an original Tor contributor known as Lucky Green – who decided the time was right for him to step away from any involvement in the Tor community. ... Read More »