Tor is a toolset for organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize Web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.
Communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers, called onion routers. Instead of taking a direct route from source to destination, data packets on the Tor network take a random pathway through several servers that cover your tracks so no observer at any single point can tell where the data came from or where it's going. This makes it hard for recipients, observers, and even the onion routers themselves to figure out who and where you are. Tor's technology aims to provide Internet users with protection against "traffic analysis," a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Reviewing 2.3.25-8 (Jun 5, 2013)
“Bless the Maker and His water.
Bless the coming and going of Him.
May His passage cleanse the world.
May He keep the world for His people. ”
FIVE Stars (and a Pox in the Myopic Naysayers).
Reviewing 2.3.25-6 (Apr 5, 2013)
Columbian drug lords use phone lines and iPads to conduct business but no one wants to ban those technologies. Just putting it into perspective. We live in an age where privacy is a fleeting commodity and political correctness is the new racism.
TOR helps balance the scales.
But then again, I'm sure you already knew this given your response showing both sides.
Reviewing 2.3.25-6 (Apr 5, 2013)
Tor is a response to government intrusion into our privacy, plain and simple. And no matter what they do, we are always ahead of them in terms of technology, and we always will be. The people who work for government are completely retarded, go get your drivers licence renewed and you'll see what I mean.
They are pushing us to make an entirely anonymous web, all they have to do it stop pushing and we'd probably stop making it. But since they are too retarded to stop, we have no choice but to continue.
Reviewing 2.3.25-2 (Jan 7, 2013)
A recent news report on BBC which I can't find showed TOR is being used by the depraved among us to access child abuse etc. Though these are in the minority those hosting TOR need to be aware of at least in the UK indecent material just passing though their servers can implicate them despite being innocent themselves & resulted in this case of PC gear being seized.
The flip side is recently I visited a large Caribbean island where internet restrictions are draconian & totally suppresses residents being able to access information that may be deemed to be against the state (basic freedom of information) & for these people who can actually own PC’s proxy servers are a lifeline to factual information although the restrictions I saw are so tight the likes of TOR are no longer that helpful.
Reviewing 2.2.39-3 (Oct 18, 2012)
I've dedicated one of my servers for TOR (with a modified Tor server), now I can log the activity, and take a closer look.
I'm not the only one, who run a "Snoop-Server" on tor, so paranoid people, you better strap on your tinfoilbeanie.
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