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June 29, 2016updated 11 Jan 2017 4:15pm

What is Tor?

Implements encryption into the application layer - layers like an onion.

By Ellie Burns

Tor is an anonymous network maintained by The Tor Project, Inc, a research and education non-profit organisation.

Tor directs Internet traffic through a global, free, volunteer network consisting of over seven thousand relays.

Tor conceals the location and usage of network users from anyone spying on the network or from those analysing traffic, giving users a secure anonymous platform in which to communicate. Basically it allows users to protect their internet activities from monitoring.

 

What is onion routing? Find out on the next page.

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