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How 'Cyberwar' Puts Internet Users at Risk - Posted November 26, 2014
Now that the Internet has become an international communications tool, there are plenty of bad actors including governments that conduct their conflicts online as well as off. Russell Brandom, a contributor for The Verge, notes that government c... [AllFacebook]

How 'Cyberwar' Puts Internet Users at Risk - Posted November 26, 2014
Now that the Internet has become an international communications tool, there are plenty of bad actors including governments that conduct their conflicts online as well as off. Russell Brandom, a contributor for The Verge, notes that government c... [SocialTimes.com]

The Silk Road Doesn't Die -- It Multiplies - Posted November 11, 2014
The Silk Road was a black market trading post that operated as a hidden service on the Tor network, largely used to sell and trade illegal goods like narcotics or firearms. In 2013, the FBI shut it down, and within a month it was back online as Silk Road 2.0. A... [SocialTimes.com]

Tor Is Vulnerable to Malware and Government Surveillance - Posted November 10, 2014
The Tor network is often hailed as a fantastic tool for protecting the privacy of Internet users. Many are working to build simple anonymity products for the mass market based on Tor. However, the network is not as bulletproof as it may seem, and wi... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Midterm Elections and Social Media | Sponsored Comment Ads - Posted November 4, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Officially Adds Tor Functionality - Posted November 3, 2014
Facebook isn't exactly known for robust security protocols or its ability to offer privacy to its users. However, in what some are considering a bizarre and possibly pointless move, Facebook is now offering the ability to use its service through the Tor Network. Facebook security engineer ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users - Posted October 31, 2014
Facebook is experimenting with ways for security-conscious users to access the social network via Tor, and Alec Muffett, a software engineer for security infrastructure in the company's ... [AllFacebook]

Are the New Tor-Based Anonymous Routers Just Snake Oil? - Posted October 28, 2014
[caption id="attachment_205904" align="aligncenter" width="600"] But will it actually do anything?[/caption] A recent Kickstarter campaign for a Tor-based anonymous router -- Anonabox -- was greeted w... [SocialTimes.com]

Anonabox Makes It Easy for Consumers to Secure Digital Connections - Posted October 15, 2014
Internet users say they're concerned about their digital security, and yet, most don't take the best actions to protect their data and privacy. In fact, many millennials are notorious for often ignoring security protocols at work, mostly because they ... [SocialTimes.com]

WORLD CUP: How Do Facebook Users Express Soccer And Goal, And In How Many Characters? - Posted July 2, 2014
The Facebook Data Science Team continued to analyze ... [AllFacebook]

Domestic Abuse Survivors Go 'Underground' With the Tor Network - Posted May 12, 2014
Domestic abuse and stalking can become acutely magnified when social networks are involved. Aside from the in-relationship abuse of controlling a partner's Facebook, problems can persist long after the relationship has ended. Some abuse survivors have been taking to the Tor Network to erase their digital tracks, and the Tor Project... [SocialTimes.com]

Silk Road: Suspicions Grow That Server Was Hacked Ahead of Arrests - Posted October 9, 2013
(The Guardian) There's a new theory about how the FBI And CIA tracked down the physical location of the Silk Road servers, and it has nothing to do with the man accused of being the site's operator, Ross Ulbricht, or queries he might have made on StackExchange. Instead, the rumou... [Bitcoins Insider]

How Bitcoin and Tor Fail to Obscure Your Identity - Posted September 12, 2013
(The Daily Dot) Privacy is a big concern for Internet users, not least when, say, they're smuggling drugs. And as a recent experiment's showed, two services heavily reliant on the promise of anonymity -- the "untraceable" cryptocurrency Bitcoin, which facilitates the online black market Silk Road, and the Tor network, designed... [Bitcoins Insider]

A Memory of Light Debuts at No. 1 on NYT Best Sellers List Despite Negative Campaign - Posted January 18, 2013
A Memory of Light debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List this week, despite an online campaign to give one-star ratings to the conclusion of the epic fant... [GalleyCat]

A Memory of Light Debuts at No. 1 on NYT Best Sellers List Despite Negative Campaign - Posted January 17, 2013
A Memory of Light debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List this week, despite an online campaign to give one-star ratings to the conclusion of the epic fant... [semanticweb.com]

Tor's Ebook Experiment - Posted July 10, 2008
Back in February Ron reported that Tor was releasing John Scalzi's Old Man's War for free online along with a slew of other Tor authors works to help promote sales of their new releases. ... [GalleyCat]

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