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Tor received $1.8 million in US federal funds last year, while the NSA tried to crack it

30
Jul
2014

One arm of the US government may be trying to crack Tor, but another arm is handing Tor money — a lot of it. As spotted by the Guardian, the anonymous browsing tool Tor is reporting that it received over $1.8 million in federal funds last year, a figure thats gone up 50 percent from 2012. Its ironic news, as the NSA and other intelligence organizations have been attempting to undermine Tor, which is generally able to hide the tracks of someone who uses it while browsing the web. Most of Tors funding didnt come straight from the US government, however.

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