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It’s “the first known major media outlet to launch a version of its site
that runs as a ‘hidden service’ on the Tor network, the anonymity
system that powers the thousands of untraceable websites that are
sometimes known as the darknet or dark web. “

On Wednesday, ProPublica became the first known major media outlet to launch a version of its site that runs as a “hidden service” on the Tor network. Facebook launched its own dark web version in 2014. You can set up your own site if you wish.

According to wired.com, ProPublica first began considering launching a hidden service last year when the news site was working on a report about Chinese online censorship and wanted to make sure the reporting was itself safe to visit for Chinese readers. Like other news sites, ProPublica also accepts
anonymous tips and leaks through its SecureDrop server, another Tor hidden service.

The move, ProPublica says, is designed to offer the best possible privacy protections for its visitors seeking to read the site’s news with their anonymity fully intact. TNW news: “ProPublica is a standalone non-profit newsroom that prizes itself on producing independent investigative journalism that’s in the public interest, so it will be interesting to see if it can take this mission further under the cover of the Dark Web.”

Unlike mere SSL encryption, which hides the content of the site a web visitor is accessing, the Tor hidden service would ensure that even the fact that the reader visited ProPublica’s website would be hidden from an eavesdropper or Internet service provider.” (Wired)

Onion GuideOnionshop Guide: How to set up a hidden service?

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I knew that one day I would eventually get around to creating a podcast. It’s the first step toward getting my TV show out of the notebook and into something real. But that’ll be done another day. Right now, podcast.  Why now? I had a close encounter with a seemingly closed mind on twitter.  Someone I had thought was level headed, fair, balanced and all that.

Someone whom I now see as perhaps overly sensitive, quick to judge and possibly paranoid.

I wonder ((?)) what would she think of Alyssa Milano’s “Evolution” video posted on my tumblr at http://dave-lucas.tumblr.com/

iAuthor Tom Hobbs ‏@Kindlemojo has written an e-book he often promotes with the tweet “The Novel that proves: You can’t cure stupid!”

Perhaps that’s applicable here.

It all started with a pop music video.

Below you’ll find the link to my podcast which details the events and my stance.

http://www.buzzsprout.com/51127/322422

UPDATE January 6, 2016 ::: Just got this email —> “Since you are on the FREE Buzzsprout plan, episodes older than 90 days will be deleted. The following episodes are scheduled for deletion before the end of your current cycle on February 5th.” So if it is past that date and you are reading this, you’re out of luck. If I re-post the podcast elsewhere, I’ll link to it here.

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…ask John Cantlie.

Many of my colleagues and contemporaries all over the globe increasingly find themselves in dangerous situations. Here in the United States, people were horrified when a reporter and her cameraman were murdered on live television. But there are more of us who risk our lives on a daily basis. It’s hard to accept that something as simple as participating in a children’s event at a shopping mall or interviewing a chamber of commerce leader could potentially end in death.

On September 10, 25-year-old broadcast journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas was shot to death in southwest Colombia. Her bio descrfibes her as “a passionate woman of the media” who enjoyed spreading information over the air and online.

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It’s the end of an era for Microsoft as the software giant is set to replace Internet Explorer with a new web browser. Hard to wrap your head around?  Consider this: Windows XP has remained the preferred OS for businesses. It took a long, long time for Windows 3.0 to die, die, die. My guess: It will likely be  a prolonged demise for our dear IE.

Currently known only by its code name, Project Spartan, the browser will accompany the Windows 10 launch later this year. Chris Capossela, chief marketing officer for Microsoft, made the revelation at the Microsoft…

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