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Tortilla tool makes anonymizer Tor more digestible

Tor's famous for anonymizing your Internet activities and infamous for being a pain to use. Debuting at Black Hat, the Tortilla tool smooths out some of the global network's rough edges.

By Jul. 31, 2013


Enhance privacy by being deliberately inaccurate

Devise a fake you that is close enough to the real you for friends to recognize, but that doesn't disclose personal information to strangers.

By Oct. 10, 2013


NSA sought to unmask users of Net-privacy tool Tor, says report

Latest secret documents provided by Edward Snowden and published by Guardian show that National Security Agency has been trying to break through online anonymity provided by popular tool.

By Oct. 4, 2013


NSA tracks Google ads to find Tor users

The National Security Agency uses a bit of jiu-jitsu to turn the structure of Web ad networks against people who run Tor to remain anonymous.

By Oct. 4, 2013


Google cuts data retention time in half

Under pressure from regulators in Europe, Google is drastically shortening the amount of time it retains users' Internet Protocol addresses, from 18 months to 9 months.

By Sep. 9, 2008


Feds shutter online drug market that used Tor to mask activities

Online storefront provided order forms and accepted various forms of payment, including PayPal and Western Union, according to an unsealed indictment.

By Apr. 16, 2012


Senators target Bitcoin currency, citing drug sales

Charles Schumer and Joe Manchin are urging the U.S. attorney general to go after the peer-to-peer currency, also a favorite among hackers, in connection with the Silk Road online marketplace.

By Jun. 9, 2011


iPhone lock-screen password app pulled

A security app for iPhones and iPods has been yanked by Apple after its developer shared information about commonly used user-created passwords.

By Jun. 15, 2011


FBI spyware used to nab hackers, extortionists

Documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request by CNET News show the FBI has used a secret form of spyware to get the goods on suspects.

By Apr. 17, 2009


Privacy concerns dog location-based services

Facebook Places and other services that let you post your current location may share info with third parties who can track you in the real world.

By Nov. 13, 2010