Using TOR To Ensure Online Anonymity

The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.

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Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers. Tor’s hidden services let users publish web sites and other services without needing to reveal the location of the site. Individuals also use Tor for socially sensitive communication: chat rooms and web forums for rape and abuse survivors, or people with illnesses.

Even though TOR is anonymous we recommend always using an offshore, no logging VPN to hide your tor usage from your internet service provider.

 

3 comments

  1. Thanks for this tutorial. I’m going to also use a VPN with TOR to make sure im double safe! I feel much better now!

  2. I use TOR for everything because I’m entirely paranoid about being tracked. This article is completely on point and probably one of the best guides I’ve found on the subject. Keep up the good work admins!

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