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Want to contact CIA from Russia? Agency points to darknet
on Fri May 6 02:30:26 2022
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CIA is providing Russian-language instructions on how those who feel
compelled by the Russian Government's unjust war can securely contact
us," the post's caption read.
"Our global mission demands that individuals be able to reach CIA
securely from anywhere," it continued.
Included in the instructions are steps on how Russians can download a
Tor browser, which anonymizes one's web activity to protect it against
tracking and surveillance.
The CIA advised that tentative informants not use their personal
computers to download a Tor browser as it may link back to their
Additionally, users should make sure that their web browser is updated
and running in private mode.
If Russians are not able to download a Tor browser safely, they must
enable a VPN before attempting to contact the CIA, the post said.
A VPN, which stands for Virtual Private Network, is a program that
helps to both encrypt one's internet traffic and hide their online
"Do not use a VPN whose provider is based in Russia, China, or any
other countries that are considered unfriendly to the United States,"
the CIA said in Russian.
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