The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service: Times Open

Sat, 2017-10-28 00:00

The New York Times has made their website available to users as a Tor .onion site, the Times announced on its Times Open blog. Onion addresses are accessible only via the Tor Browser.

From the blog post: “The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some readers choose to use Tor to access our journalism because they’re technically blocked from accessing our website; or because they worry about local network monitoring; or because they care about online privacy; or simply because that is the method that they prefer.

The Times is dedicated to delivering quality, independent journalism, and our engineering team is committed to making sure that readers can access our journalism securely. This is why we are exploring ways to improve the experience of readers who use Tor to access our website.

One way we can help is to set up as an Onion Service — making our website accessible via a special, secure and hard-to-block VPN-like “tunnel” through the Tor network. The address for our Onion Service is: https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/

Read the full announcement here.

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