- Using TOR (the Onion Router) to research the Dark Web for data leaks
- Using Telegram channels for research into news and security topics
TOR is a privacy tool that routes your internet connection over multiple servers to make it more difficult to track the original source and destination IP addresses from other parties on the web. While it has drawbacks, like slower connection speeds, compared to other forms of securely connecting over the internet, it allows users who want extra privacy protections to have that enabled.
Telegram is a messenger app that promises secure communications over the cloud and also hosts topics via "channels" that can be accessed by communities of users. It has topics related to cybersecurity so I have used it to see how it differs from other sources for news and alerts.