What is Tor?
Tor is free software and an open network that helps
you defend against a form of network surveillance that
threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business
activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis
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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.
Tor works with many of your existing applications, including
web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and
other applications based on the TCP protocol.
Get involved with Tor »
Our ProjectsLearn more about our projects »
Read about the current status of Facebook and Tor.
Join us in testing the experimental alpha of Tor Browser 3.0.
Read our response to NSA PRISM and the Snowden interview.
Read our thoughts on the NSA PRISM revelation and how it relates to Tor.
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.