Still on the bad boy theme, just what game is the NYT playing here?
The New York Times has announced that it is launching a Tor Onion Service version of its website. The new, more secure way to access the site will open it up to people around the world whose internet connections are blocked or monitored.
It also caters to a growing breed of people who are concerned about what their web browsing habit might reveal and who have turned to Tor to protect their privacy.
The new service is described as “experimental and under development,” and some features of the website — such as the ability to comment — do not work. The NYT warns that fine-tuning of performance and features may mean there are periods of downtime, but the long-term aim is to completely replicate the main website as an Onion Service.
Haiku comments: “Hell of a way to look for new subscribers.”
Why would the NYT do it?
1. To look for new subscribers with a falling readership?
2. To do their bit for the snoops, just as Google and Twitter do?
And why were these people blocked or monitored in the first place?
1. They have opinions the NYT would not like anyway;
2. They’re terrorists;
3. They’re foulmouthed ranters?