Making Connections to Facebook more Secure

Facebook has announced that users running the private web browser Tor will be able to access the social network for the first time through a secure ".onion" address.

Alec Muffett, a software engineer for security infrastructure at Facebook London, said in a blogpost  the decision to allow completely anonymous access is geared towards "giving people more confidence" when connecting to Facebook.

"It's important to us at Facebook to provide methods for people to use our site securely," Muffett said. "To make their experience more consistent with our goals of accessibility and security, we have begun an experiment which makes Facebook available directly over Tor network."

Considerations like these have not always been reflected in Facebook's security infrastructure, which has sometimes led to unnecessary hurdles for people who connect to Facebook using Tor. To make their experience more consistent with our goals of accessibility and security, we have begun an experiment which makes Facebook available directly over Tor network at the following URL:

https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ 

[ NOTE: link will only work in Tor-enabled browsers ]

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