Putin Sets $110,000 Bounty for Cracking Tor as Anonymous Internet Usage in Russia Surges

American National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks to European officials via videoconference during a parliamentary hearing on mass surveillance at the European Council in Strasbourg, France, on April 8, 2014. Photographer: Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images

From time to time, Edward Snowden's face pops up on video-chat monitors stationed at technology conferences. Broadcasting from Russia where he's taken asylum, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor frequently evangelizes for use of the Internet anonymity tool Tor.

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