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  1. Facebook supports encrypted emails to defend user privacy

    Facebook is finally embracing consumers' desire to encrypt their emails.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Some 'random jerks' compromised Tor exit nodes to spy on an email service

    An email provider that uses the Tor network to promise its users some degree of anonymity revealed Thursday that someone attempted to spy on its users by operating at least 70 of the exit nodes that connect Tor users to the "clearnet."

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Internet privacy, funded by spooks: A brief history of the BBG

    For the past few months I've been covering U.S. government funding of popular Internet privacy tools like Tor, CryptoCat and Open Whisper Systems. During my reporting, one agency in particular keeps popping up: An agency with one of those really bland names that masks its wild, bizarre history: the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or BBG.

    By Yasha Levine , written on

    From the News desk

  4. What encryption tools can you trust? Leaked NSA documents offer few answers

    A new report from Der Spiegel reveals more information about the National Security Agency's efforts to undermine the encryption standards on top of which much of the Web is built.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. How leading Tor developers and advocates tried to smear me after I reported their US Government ties

    “I contract for the United States Government to build anonymity technology for them and deploy it.”

    By Yasha Levine , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Anonabox heads to Scampaign Central (aka Indiegogo) after being booted off Kickstarter

    Indiegogo will basically allow anyone with a bank account to use its crowdfunding platform. That's the only explanation for the site to allow Anonabox, the Internet router that promises to anonymize any activities made via its connection, to seek funding there after it was banned from Kickstarter.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Facebook's nonsensical decision to support Tor-powered connections

    Facebook has added an "experimental" feature allowing Tor users to connect directly to one of its data servers via an encrypted connection in order to remain anonymous. It's not clear how long Facebook will support the connection, but the engineer who announced it says the mobile website will also be made more compatible with Tor, though he couldn't say when.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. From malware to NSA targeting, Tor has more risks than its supporters let on

    We've known for a while that Tor isn't the digital panacea it's often thought to be. Now, a security researcher has revealed that a person operating one of the "exit nodes" used by the service to anonymize Internet browsing has used the device to add malware to any downloads made through it, including those gotten from Microsoft's update service, and advised Tor users to check their connections and devices.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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