Article updates – 31-Oct-2018

The Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs was heavily updated again. The biggest change was the re-introduction of uMatrix in addition to uBlock Origin. I dropped the former quite a while back thinking that uBO could handle everything sufficiently enough, but that’s not the case. Much other information was overhauled as well.

The Firefox Tweaks and Fixes and Styles and Things article was also updated again. I added a couple things including a warning about using the sidebar CSS. If you happen to be using that code, or any style that auto-opens/closes the sidebar, please read the warning.

‘NSA-proof’ Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ – FOIA docs | RT

‘NSA-proof’ Tor actually funded by US govt agency, works with BBG, FBI & DOJ – FOIA docs | RT US News

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.