What is Tor?
Tor is free software and an open
network that helps you defend against traffic analysis,
a form of network surveillance that
threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business
activities and relationships, and state security.
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Why Anonymity Matters
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a
distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around
the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet
connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents
the sites you visit from learning your physical location.
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Who Uses Tor?
People like you and your family use Tor to protect themselves, their children, and their dignity while using the Internet.
Businesses use Tor to research competition, keep business strategies confidential, and facilitate internal accountability.
Activists use Tor to anonymously report abuses from danger zones. Whistleblowers use Tor to safely report on corruption.
Journalists and the media use Tor to protect their research and sources online.
Militaries and law enforcement use Tor to protect their communications, investigations, and intelligence gathering online.