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.
Now openly admitted, governments and militaries around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media. This is The Corbett Report.
My personal list of Cool Android Apps has been updated to include some new additions. The newly listed apps include a barcode scanner, a call recorder, a sensor readout app and the Yalp Store app which offers an alternate and somewhat more anonymous way of accessing the Google Play Store without having to create an account.
The article, Firefox Tweaks and Fixes and Things, has been updated. I added a tweak, re-edited some of it and added a couple of other Firefox related things to it that were published in separate articles.