May 9, 2019
While most law enforcement agencies are focused on mitigating the impact of the dark web, the CIA will attempt to use the anonymous network in a novel attempt to solicit tips and information.
According to a press release, the CIA’s new site will exist on the Tor network — an open source software that helps anonymize users communications by relaying their information through thousands of relay points.
‘Our global mission demands that individuals can access us securely from anywhere. Creating an onion site is just one of many ways we’re going where people are,’ said Brittany Bramell, CIA’s Director of Public Affairs.
The the Tor network — which stands for ‘the onion relay’ — makes an ideal vehicle for anonymous communications since the messages sent through the network make it extremely difficult to ascertain the start and the end point of information exchanged through the system.
In addition to tips, the CIA says it is also offering other options through its anonymous website that include ‘applying for a job’ and checking The World Factbook — an online encyclopedia of sorts that contains information on governments, economies and people around the world.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:17 am