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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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…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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When I first saw the headline on Twitter and then read the story something did not seem right. Too convenient so contrived. It didn’t sound real. After careful consideration and examination, I conclude this is propaganda.
I’ve noticed an abundance of questionable stories involving Yazidis, who have a legitimate axe to grind against ISIS. Think of all the stories you’ve read about American convicts who are behind bars only because they broke after hours of torturous questioning. Deprived of sleep or cold or warmth long enough to admit anything just to get it all to stop.  So the information any ISIS capturees spill to authorities, I would suggest be taken with a grain of salt.  Just my opinion. That’s all.

I'm not the only one questioning the validity of this information.

I’m not the only one questioning the validity of this information.


Well it happened again. Despite government’s best efforts to scare the crap out of everyone just prior to Independence Day in the USA, there was NO terrorist attack. Nothing happened. But we did get to hear all about that “increased chatter” that “authorities” were aware of. And we got glimpse of highly militarized police.

Notice that before real terrorists strike nobody picks up any chatter. No worries about Charlie Hebdo. No warnings to beachgoers vacationing in Tunisia. The police are doing their normal chores of upholding the law by answering 911 calls and writing tickets for various infractions.

If authorities in the USA really thought there was going to be an attack of some sort, they’d be way ready and may not even bother to scare ordinary citizens about it.

Perhaps someone somewhere decided that every now and again we need a little spookin’ … Just enough so we can’t feel 100 percent alright at a fireworks display. Just enough so lots of police can walk around with big menacing weapons for all of us to see and for the TV news to report.

I hope we never again have to bear an attack like 9/11. But if one were to happen, you can safely assume we won’t get any advance notice.

I’ve always thought that as people living in America’s Free society we should be able to access information. Perhaps Edward Snowden has had the most success in disseminating interesting news, along with WikiLeaks, but why so many conspiracy theories?

Popular mistrust got a huge boost with the Roswell saucers – whatever the real story is – it was fertilized by the Betty and Barney Hill abduction and subsequent release of a ‘starmap’ Betty Hill was able to recall and draw under hypnosis. But I digress.

There has been a line of thought that we must be shielded from anything the Islamic State divulges over the internet through social media or other channels. It’s difficult, but on can find issues of Dabiq, the group’s glossy propaganda magazine. They can be followed on twitter and other apps, but only if you have plenty of time to search for material as accounts are sometimes deleted/removed within hours of being created.

As NBC says, “the more you know.” Access to info = freedom of speech. Internetizens who’ve been around awhile may recall Gopher and Archie. Did you know there are many of these sites still active/available in 2015? There is so much information you can find on the Internet, it is almost unthinkable that just 20% can actually be accessed by the “general public” at large.

ISIS FM radio station ‘al-Bayan’ began broadcasting almost a year ago in Mosul, Iraq on frequency 99.9 and audio clips can be found on the web. | {sample} | But access is not handed to anyone – you have to be pro-active! Initiate your own searches – that is the only way you will quench your thirst for knowledge. [Do not confuse 99.9 with the Australian radio outlet of the same name] There are also hallways and doorways on Darknet that you can explore – IF you know how to safely arrive there, and where to go when you do.

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