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Tor is free software that allows users to communicate and use the internet anonymously.

Tor is short for The Onion Router and was officially released on September 20, 2002 by The Tor Project Inc. Tor is a free software tool and volunteer operated server network that improves its users privacy and security by randomly routing their internet activity through a series of virtual tunnels instead of making a direct connection. User activity through Tor is often compared to the layers of an onion because their activity is layered in the Tor network in ways which obscure the users identity and information. Tor can be used to hide IP addresses, run anonymous servers, and browse the dark web. In 2013 a document from the American described Tor as "The king of high secure, low-latency anonymity".

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People

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How to Use Tor and Go Anonymous Online

Andy Greenberg

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Tor Project launches official mobile browser for Android

Sarah Wells

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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What is Tor and Should You Use It? | Mashable Explains

January 21, 2016

Companies

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Natasha Lomas
July 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5M seed round in 2019. The founders also took in grant money from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research fund during an earlier R&D phase developing the network tech. The latest funding [...]
Natasha Lomas
July 16, 2021
TechCrunch
Switzerland-based privacy startup Nym Technologies has raised $6 million, which is being loosely pegged as a Series A round. Earlier raises included a $2.5M seed round in 2019. The founders also took in grant money from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research fund during an earlier R&D phase developing the network tech. The latest funding [...]
Will Nicol
April 13, 2021
Digital Trends
Privacy is a rare commodity these days. If you need a basic intro into an underground route to the web, we've got the beginner's guide to understanding Tor.
The Kim Komando Show
February 20, 2021
Fox News
A browser is your gateway to the web and the cybercriminals looking to take advantage of you.
Dan Goodin
November 30, 2020
Ars Technica
Tor use is likely more harmful in "free countries," researchers say. Tor isn't so sure.
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