The Tor Browser is a free and open source security-focused web browser for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Its purpose is to protect your identity online. It uses the Tor network to bounce communications around a distributed network. The network relays are run by volunteers. It is written in C, Python, and Rust programming languages. The Tor Browser uses the BSD 3-clause license. Its initial release was in 2002.
Browse Privately. Explore Freely.
Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.
- BLOCK TRACKERS – Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing. So will your browsing history.
- DEFEND AGAINST SURVEILLANCE – Tor Browser prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.
- RESIST FINGERPRINTING – Tor Browser aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
- MULTI-LAYERED ENCRYPTION – Your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays.
- BROWSE FREELY – With Tor Browser, you are free to access sites your home network may have blocked.
Source: Tor Project’s home page
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