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KickassTorrents makes itself harder to take down: joins dark web

Considering how long governments and media lobbies have been going after torrent sites, it’s almost surprising that the likes of KickassTorrents haven’t joined the dark-net before now. Better late than never though it seems, as that is exactly what happens, with the popular torrent site publicising the address for all …

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France considering blocks on Tor, free Wi-Fi

Politicians of the world are still scrambling to react accordingly in the wake of increased numbers of terrorism linked attacks in recent weeks, but the overarching response has been focused on technology and surveillance than anything else. France may well go further than most though, as it’s said to be …

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Bill S. Preston supports Ross Ulbricht with Deep Web

Alex Winter, the man best known to fans as one half of the Wyld Stalyns with Keanu Reeves, released a documentary this weekend called Deep Web. Described as the “untold story of Bitcoin and the Silk Road,” the film looks at the history of the online drug marketplace and its …

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Parliamentary office claims banning encryption ‘not acceptable’

Despite current British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that he wants to see more Chinese filters affecting the UK’s internet and his announcement that if re-elected he would ban effective encryption, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has published a report which suggests that doing so would be “not …

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Twitter forces Tor users to give up phone number

To help crack down on nuisance and menacing individuals on Twitter, the social network has enacted a new policy whereby US visitors attempting to set up new accounts via the Tor anonymising browser software will be required to activate a phone number before being able to access it. Setting one …

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Russia may be set to ban VPN and TOR usage

In a move that sounds an awful lot like David Cameron’s recent announcement that he would go after effective encryption standards in the event of his re-election, a member of parliament in Putin’s government is pushing for a ban on VPN and TOR access, in an attempt to stop people …

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EFF wants to teach everyone how to avoid surveillance

As of late, it’s become apparent that specific rights to privacy and freedom of expression are being clamped down on by the world’s intelligence agencies, as they collect data on the public, often without their knowledge. This makes the job of the The Electronic Frontier Foundation, very difficult, as it’s main …

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Cameron gunning for Paedophiles with new laws

The British government has taken time out from its ban on female ejaculation and face-sitting in porn, to targeting legitimate sexual crime on the Deep Web, with PM David Cameron announcing new legislation to target those that solicit images from children and a new initiative to go after those that …

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Andromeda darknet market ‘seizure’ was admin-scam

In the wake of big dark-net drug market seizures and arrests, there’s always a scramble from everyone related to them. Vendors go to ground as they try and make sure that they too aren’t about to be busted, buyers rush to try and find the next great market and admins often …

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Facebook is actively searching the dark web for stolen passwords

Facebook has come to the realization that securing a server just isn’t enough to keep passwords out of the hands of cyber criminals anymore, which is why the company is approaching security a little differently. Facebook has announced that for the past few months, they’ve been searching anonymous posting sites …

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Tribler anonymises users with built-in Tor network

The developers for the decentralised torrent client, Tribler, have released a new update to help improve the digital security and privacy of its user base, by making them all anonymous and untrackable thanks to an implementation of the Tor browser network into the client. Traditionally, and with almost all other …

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Russia offers multi-million bounty for Tor hacks

The Russian interior ministry has offered a bounty of just under four million roubles (£66,000) for information that allows the government to track users of the Tor browser anonymising network. It’s believed that the authorities were keen to not only find out who’s using the technology and what hardware they’re …

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Tor drug markets just got their own search engine

Have you ever found yourself flitting between Silkroad, Cloud Nine, Outlaw, Mr Nice Guy or any of the many other online drug marketplaces and you just can’t find what you’re after? Well now it’s gotten a lot easier, as there’s now a search engine that checks all of them for …

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Kaspersky: 900 hidden online resources are active on Tor daily

Kaspersky Labs has been closely monitoring the Tor network for some time now and believes that as more people and services make use of it, the cyber criminal element is growing. While the Tor infrastructure isn’t remotely on the same scale as the conventional internet, Kaspersky’s experts still managed to …

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Tor usage trebles in mid August

Use of the anonymising Tor network has increased exponentially in the past couple of weeks, leading to not only the highest tracked user numbers since the birth of the service, but the largest growth spike too, leaving many people wondering what’s been behind it. One of the suggested reasons, are …

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Many Tor sites compromised, including Tormail

At least half of all Dark Net websites using the TOR network have been compromised, infected with FBI sanctioned malware that can potentially track a site visitor’s IP address and the owner of the Freedom Hosting company that provided a lot of the back end storage for many of the …

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