Anonymous journalist researching Tor: the uncensored internet. Privacy is a human right. torproject.org

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Joined October 2018
I am a journalist covering an area few cover: the "darknet." If you agree that I am a journalist stand by me, agree loudly. If my research is useful to you, speak up. I am careful to not break the law. A nation is trying to take me down. Please voice your support for my work.
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I chose to publish under a pseudonym. Why? I knew that journalists critical of law enforcement are the most likely to be harassed by them. Those critical of USA prosecutions are the most at risk. I now sadly know that my choice to publish anonymously was prudent.
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This is easily one of the most useful journalistic tools released in the past few years. Can let a pretty non-technical user leak files without the journalists having to go through the hoops of a fully fledged SecureDrop deployment
🧅🧅🧅 The new OnionShare is out! It adds a bunch of great features like tabs, anonymous chat that never logs anything, and better command line support micahflee.com/2021/02/onions… 🧅🧅🧅
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Privacy done wrong: Pornhub's .onion mirror is no longer hosted on Tor, it now redirects to their clearnet site. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Won't stop now. Big things on the way. Canary updated dark.fail/canary.txt
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It is vital for the world to scrutinize darknet investigations. The investigative methods practiced here will soon be used on everyone who has something unpopular to say.
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Ban blockchain analysis. It is inherently "guilty until proven innocent" pseudoscience. Show me the code that discriminates against me. Trading someone your crypto keys should not make you responsible for their further transactions. This is an assumption these tools make.
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"Democracy dies in darkness." It's long been my belief that the most ethics-violating investigations are those against users of the Tor network. I believe journalists, activists, researchers should all closely scrutinize darknet investigations and learn from Tor OPSEC practices.
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Alive.
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Resolving technical difficulties with my site that are entirely my fault, human error. There are no signs of compromise. I will update my canary when back online within 24 hours.
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The Darknet Avengers harm reduction forum is still showing a takedown notice claiming that the site was seized by Europol, FBI, with charges filed in SDNY USA. They have not responded to my requests for a comment. No press releases issued. Is the takedown real or fake?
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MLK Jr.'s Bitcoin activity would have been surveilled. First they hunt criminals, then they hunt activists.
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Your wife's boyfriend gave her Monero this Valentine's. Untraceable, you'll never know.
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Dread remains under a relentless DDoS attack. "Tor network is starting to break. We will keep scaling out. Until the Tor network crashes." Watch Reddit's /r/DreadAlert for updates. darknetlive.com/post/hugbunt…
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Silk Road vendor Oxyflight was just arrested. He had terrible OPSEC recently yet evaded capture using Tor, cryptocurrency, and PGP encryption for over nine years beforehand. Activists, journalists, researchers committing no crimes: privacy tech can work, but #OPSEC is on you.
• Did not use #Whirlpool • Used @paxful, a @chainalysis partner • Used @gmail account, realnameYoB@gmail • Accessed Paxful w/out Tor, VPN, anything • Paxful handed over IP's. He one hopped to a #bitcoin surveillance partner exchange ffs. Of course he got caught 😂
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Bitcoin will hit $60k today. 🇨🇦
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Drug harm reduction forum Darknet Avengers was possibly seized. Its mission was to reduce deaths and injuries. LE has not issued a press release yet. It is possible that this is a fake seizure notice posted by an angry staff member. LE followers, confirm or deny?
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