Whenever you hop on the Internet, third parties are actively collecting your information. Whether it’s tracking what websites you’ve been to or the ads you’re clicking on, these third parties are aware of what you types of things you’re doing online. Even if you don’t have anything to hide, anonymity is still important. Fortunately, there’s a solution that not only will protect your identity, but also your browsing habits.
Tor is a FREE software program that can be downloaded directly to your computer. Known as the Onion Router, the software protects your online privacy by acting as an onion; the layers each serve as a layer of encryption. The places you visit and the ads you click on are then distributed across different exit points so that your computer will never be linked to one destination.
In short, Tor will essentially send third parties on a wild goose chase if they were to try to track or steal information. Anyone can use this program, as it’s designed for family, friends, businesses, the media, etc. It works with your existing applications as well, so all you have to do is download and go. Best of all, the software is free and safe to install. The program is also compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac and Android.
If you want to learn more, visit the Tor website and check it out for yourself!
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