What is Tor?

what is tor

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.

 

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Name of Technology:

Tor

Year Introduced:

2002

Invented by :

The Tor Project, Inc

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open Source

Main technology category:

Software

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