Don't believe the privacy experts, spy-funded encryption is not politics
Since I'm perhaps the only journalist in the world digging into this, I feel it is my duty to repeat it over and over and over again: Tor (and related "grassroots" crypto apps like Signal) are creations of America’s spooky war apparatus. They are designed for regime change in the age of the Internet. If they ever posed a threat to the United States — and to the corporate monopoly power that calls the shots here — their funding would be pulled and they would cease to exist. In short: if you’re worried about corporate-state surveillance, technology funded by this very same state is not the answer.
Pando.com just published my latest on the degraded "fight Trump, use Tor" political advice peddled by America's biggest privacy experts. Don't buy it.
In the article, I get into the history of Internet Freedom and regime change and why the U.S. government continues to fund technology that seems to thwart its own power — all of which I address in my upcoming book in much greater detail.
You can read the article here: Are government-backed privacy tools really going to protect us from President Trump?