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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

What Is Tor? Your Guide to Using the Private Browser

If you have an interest in maintaining your online privacy, you will want to read an article by Rae Hodge in the C|Net web site at https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-tor-your-guide-to-using-the-private-browser/.

Tor is the U.S. government’s gift to people everywhere who do not wish to be spied upon. Yes, Tor was invented by a mathematician and two computer scientists working for the U.S. government at the Naval Research Lab looking for ways to securely communicate sensitive intelligence information amongst government employees and spies. The result was the Onion Routing project, usually called Tor, which has now been released to the public domain and has since continued to grow.

Today, thousands of volunteers all over the world are connecting their computers to the internet to create the Tor network by becoming “nodes” or “relays” for your internet traffic.

You can read the article at: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-is-tor-your-guide-to-using-the-private-browser/.

Categories: Encryption, Online Privacy & Security

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