The NSA is not making any friends these days. If it were up to the NSA, no one in the world would have a right to privacy. To be more precise, the government agency is keeping close tabs on the Tor Project, as they feel it is a tool only used by terrorists and extremists.
That idea is especially interesting as Tor networking was inven ted by the US government (specifically the Navy) to keep government communications safe from spying eyes. The government then made Tor networking available to everyone and actually recommended it for a while as a method of keeping personal and corporate communications safe from prying eyes. Now one branch of the government, the NSA, finds that Tor is hiding things from the agency’s prying eyes.
The fact remains that in this day and age of data breaches and government spying, projects such as Tor keep user information safe from prying eyes.
You can read more in an article by JP Buntinx in The Merkle at http://goo.gl/4uOJsr.