Facebook Welcomed Anonymous Tor UsersAdded: Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Facebook has finally made it easier for users of the Tor anonymizing service to access the social media: the company recently launched a new .onion address. Apparently, Facebook sees it as a way to access Facebook via Tor without losing its protections. In other words, the company is trying to assure Tor users that their anonymity will be maintained.
As you know, the Tor (or so-called “onion”) network provides privacy by having connections jump via different servers (relays) all over the globe. This makes it hard for the rest of the web users to tell where the Tor user is based. Tor also ensures privacy by encrypting all of users’ traffic.
In addition, the largest social network in the world also provides encryption using SSL, as you can see in the address bar, which contains the ‘HTTPS’ portion of the URL. However, previously it was not easy for Tor users to access Facebook due to the way the tech giant blocks hacked accounts ¬– this happens when Facebook sees a user is accessing from an unknown IP address and automatically suspects something is wrong. Of course, Tor confused Facebook’s security mechanisms – for instance, a person who appears to be connecting via Tor from New Zealand at one moment may the next appear to be in Russia or US. From the perspective of security systems, such behavior might suggest that a hacked account was accessed through a “botnet”. However, for Tor this is normal.
Now Facebook launched the new .onion address (https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/), which is described by the developers as an “experiment”, which Facebook hopes to learn from over time. Moreover, it was said that the company is planning to improve the system by also providing an .onion address for mobile website.
According to security researchers who consulted Facebook on the project and previously worked for Tor, the recent development marked a very positive step for the increasing number of people who want to access Facebook in a secure way. Indeed, Tor can provide its users with end-to-end encryption every time they visit Facebook, from the Tor Browser and directly into a Facebook data center.
The social networking company has been trying to push its privacy friendly message from the moment when Facebook was implicated in assisting the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, which the tech giant denied knowledge of. Facebook also faced a number of privacy complaints.
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Thursday, November 13th, 2014
|Oh happy day Facebonk doing research. What would be more interesting is what they are trying to learn and for what purpose.|
|posted by (2014-11-13 21:31:29)|
|whatever it is to have an anonymous either to be on the network is uncomfortable and tired with browsers and more having to look for one and again what is the best which serve but not bang!bang! speed and break or grab a mess to be in the anonymous network.|
|NSA targets TOR users|
|better question is what aren't they trying to learn.|
|Facebook already have 55% fake id's and this is new way for Faker|
|umm facebook has not welcomed tor users,ive been using tor and just today have relised i can not make an comments on any posts in facebook groups or on my friends statues etc,facebook has blocked tor users from posting comments etc all together.|
|posted by (2014-11-14 12:09:09)|
|just can agree with Zohaib's comment|
|goood thanks bro|
|If you want to be under the microscope use TOR otherwise it should be avoided same is obviously true Facebook.|
|posted by (2014-11-15 09:40:42)|
|Failbook I still have no need/want in it.|
|facebook may allow client servers to access Facebook, but they work for the Man and you will be logged ,profiled and watched either from friends FB accounts or by man in the middle from the FB servers themselves,the mans idea is that if you are using TOR you are guilty of something to begin with and whilst you maybe sure in your anonymity this cannot extend to all your friends,family and FB peeps.|
|Fartbook. Why not just Call or show up to your family. The "Earth" and all those that live on it are strange. Enough said.|
|better security for facebook, but first carry out all of those complaints first||
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