Considering the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been trying to thwart encryption on the internet, it comes as no surprise that the two have spent significant resources trying to crack the Tor network. Tor, as some of you may know, is designed to keep a person's identity, location and activity anonymous and protect him or her from surveillance. Before panic sets in, know that Tor remains largely secure -- the agencies had only limited success in trying to identify users. One of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, titled "Tor Stinks" reveals the proof-of-concept attack, but concedes that the NSA "will never be able to de-anonymize all Tor users all the time... With manual analysis we can de-anonymize a very small fraction of Tor users." That bodes well for the journalists and political dissidents who rely on the software, which ironically received the majority of its funding from the State Department and Department of Defense.