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'NSA-proof' Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI and DOJ - FOIA docs

'NSA-proof' Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI and DOJ - FOIA docs | 01 March 2018 | The Tor Project, hailed as a bulwark against the encroaching surveillance state, has received funding from US government agency the BBG and cooperates with intelligence agencies, newly released documents reveal. Tor, free software which enables anonymous communication over the internet, is a "privatized extension of the very same government that it claimed to be fighting," claims journalist Yasha Levine, who obtained 2,500 pages of correspondence about the project via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Hailed as "NSA-proof" and used by journalists and whistleblowers alike to protect themselves and their sources from government retribution, Tor is painted in an entirely new light in the FOIA documents, which reveal cooperation between the software’s developers and US government agencies.