The Tor Files: Transparency for the Dark Web [Full FOIA Cache]
This is the master list for the "The Tor Files: Transparency for the Dark Web," a cache of FOIA documents that give a glimpse into the close relationship between Tor and the U.S. National Security State.
In the process of writing my book Surveillance Valley, I was able to obtain in 2015 via FOIA roughly 2,500 pages of correspondence — including strategy and contracts and budgets and status updates — between the Tor Project and its main funder, a CIA spinoff now known as the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) which oversees America's foreign broadcasting operations like Radio Free Asia and Radio Free Europe.
I have released these documents in full to the public in the hope that journalists and historians will make use of this information to explore the relationship between privacy technology, government power and Silicon Valley economic dominance.
Read more about it here: Fact-checking the Tor Project's government ties. (And get the whole story in Yasha Levine's new book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.)