- Oct 21, 2009
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- Political Leaning
Great idea to circumvent PRISM.
Tor Gets Boost From Anonymous Browsing Uptick After PRISM This is their download website https://www.torproject.org/Tor looks and acts like a browser from 1999 -- the ones where you could make a cup of tea in the time it took a GIF to load.
But it's more than that (no one would put up with that level of inconvenience otherwise). Tor is a privacy protocol that can be used to browse the Internet while anonymous. The IP address linked to users by websites won't be their own; instead, Tor assigns them a random IP address that they can change at any time.
Before PRISM, the United States National Security Agency's secret information-gathering program, Tor had about 600,000 daily users. Post-PRISM, Tor's become more popular.