Follow the Money, a History of Tor

Now more than ever, people are aware of Tor, the online anonymity platform, even if they’re not all necessarily using it. Hot topics like WikiLeaks, Snowden, and most recently the Silk Road trial, where its owner Ross Ulbricht was found guilty this week of running the online drug market, have all shined a light on the privacy and anonymity network, for better or worse.

But many people don’t know the different twists and turns that took place since the ‘90s when Tor was initially developed by the US Navy, which must seem bizarre now when US authorities are trying to crack the service in 2015.

This is why we’re sharing with you this infographic from, Follow the Money, which illustrates the history of Tor and its many moving parts in a great amount of detail. Check it out below.