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ProPublica joins the Dark Web with .onion version of news site

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    The gentrification of the Dark Web continues. Earlier this week, independent, non-profit news site ProPublica launched the full version of its site as a Tor hidden service. This allows ProPublica readers to access the site anonymously via the Tor Network. The launch makes ProPublica the largest and first major news site to have a presence on the Dark Web.

    Unlike ProPublica’s regular site at ProPublica.org, the hidden version of the site can only be accessed via the Tor network at propub3r6espa33w.onion/. The Dark Web version has such a strange address because sites operating as a Tor hidden service must generate an encrypted key pair that determines the site’s .onion address. It’s likely ProPublica had to try generating many key pairs just to get “propub” to show up in the first part of the URL.

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