FBI files: Tor

FBI files: Tor

In 1996, John Greenewald Jr. commenced researching the secret inner workings of the U.S. Government at the young age of fifteen. He targeted U.S. government departments and agencies as the CIA, FBI, Pentagon, Air Force, Army, Navy, NSA, DIA, and many others. Greenewald utilized the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gain access to thousands of records. He collected an astonishing number of documents on topics related to UFOs, the JFK Assassination, chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, and top secret aircraft. Time elapsed, and Greenewald’s online archive became known globally as The Black Vault. Over the years, his teenage project turned into the largest privately run online repository of declassified government documents anywhere in the world, totaling more than 1.4 million pages of material.

During 2014 Greenewald filed FOIA requests with multiple agencies requesting records on Tor. Here are the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records:


As we can see, sensitive or classified information of the documents are sanitized, to make them suitable for public release.

On the 15 September 2014 Greenewald filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the CIA. Unfortunately their reply did not contain any records under reasons of classification.


According to Greenewald, many more requests filed with other agencies are still being processed. As for myself, I can’t wait to see what the NSA has to say.