Aphex Twin promotes both new album and Tor through Deep Web publicity push

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In what must surely be the best advert for Tor yet, the elusive electronic music maestro Aphex Twin has announced his new album Syro — his first in 13 years — through a webpage that can only be viewed through the anonymizing network. Those who haven’t downloaded the Tor Browser can still view a similar page in a boring old non-anonymizing browser, but all they’ll get is the information about their ISP and IP address, not the track-listing nor album title. The Tor-only .onion page is part of the “Deep Web”, a below-the-surface scene of hidden services that can’t be crawled by normal search engines.

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RIchard D James the Mozart of aerial/ambient has a new album !?!?!?!?! This dude is a musical genius who always stays on the bleeding edge. I’m not quite sure how this is promoting tor if you listen to Aphex Twin you probably already use it.

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