internet
Tor Doesn’t Want to Depend on US Government Money Anymore

Tor is transforming. The online-anonymity service is making a concerted effort to find funding sources other than the United States government, a problematic sugar daddy that's bankrolled Tor for years. Read More >>

privacy
​Tor is Still Safe

Tor is having a bit of a crisis, as it's become increasingly clear that the wildly popular network isn't the internet invisibility cloak it was once thought to be. Don't panic. It's not perfect, but it's still the best we've got. Read More >>

apps
Your Favourite Anonymous Apps are Not Anonymous at All

Security researchers recently discovered a serious flaw in Yik Yak, the "anonymous" messaging app popular with teens. In surprisingly simple fashion, the flaw offered hackers a way to discover the identities of Yik Yak's supposedly unnamed users. It also provides a good opportunity to issue this very important public service announcement: anonymous apps aren't anonymous at all, and they probably never will be. Read More >>

privacy
Mozilla is Helping Tor to Get Bigger and Better

Mozilla is aware that the vast majority of its users think that privacy on the internet is falling apart, so it's launching a new strategic privacy initiative called Polaris. And you'll never guess who's on board. Just kidding, it's totally obvious: the Tor Project. Read More >>

security
Facebook Just Created a Custom Tor Link and That’s Awesome

Facebook is often criticised over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous web browser won't be mistaken for botnets. This is a big deal, mostly because it's Facebook. Read More >>

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iOS Expert: Don’t Use Whisper if You Want to Remain Anonymous

When apps are accused of shady behaviour, Jonathan Zdziarski is the guy that investigates. And this week, the self-identified iOS forensics expert was quick to respond to requests for a deep dive into Whisper, the supposedly anonymous secret-sharing app that's been taking heat lately. Guess what: Whisper's not so anonymous. Read More >>

apps
The New Secret-Spilling App “Vent” is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

There is a new iOS app called Vent devoted to letting people complain about their lives. It's a shitstorm in the making. Read More >>

facebook
Report: Facebook is Going to Release an Anonymous Chat App

Facebook's stance on real names drew criticism recently, and it looks like the social network is leaping vigorously in the other direction. Sources within the company told the New York Times that Facebook plans to release an app that would let people talk anonymously. Read More >>

privacy
Dreaming of a Tor Button for Firefox

It's no secret that everybody's thinking about privacy and cyber security more since the world was pummelled with the unsettling, spy-novel truths of the Snowden revelations. Now, companies are starting to seize onto the zeitgeist by building more secure tools for the internet. And it sounds like Tor will be at the front of that line. Read More >>

security
Hackers Just Proved That Secret Isn’t Really Secret

It's the worst fear of narcissists around the globe: Those confessions, those private things, those secrets you've been sharing on the popular app Secret aren't actually secret. Well, narcissists of the globe, your worst fear has come true. Secret isn't really secret. Read More >>

privacy
The NSA is Scaring People Away From Tor

It makes sense in a backwards sort of way. Last year's NSA revelations scared people into seeking more privacy online, and so they turned to Tor, the anonymous web browser. Then, we learned that the NSA is actually targeting people that use Tor, sending users running in the opposite direction. Understandably, this has Tor worried. Read More >>

security
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 de-anonymise people on the service. Anyone who used Tor from February 2014 through to this July 4 can assume they were impacted. Read More >>