TOR

TOR

Web site: www.torproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Network Others
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, UNIX-like, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: none
Programing language: C, Python, Rust
First release: September 20, 2002
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TOR (The Onion Router) – a free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. Tor’s users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy.

Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content. Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features.

Client applications can use the Tor network by connecting to the local socks proxy interface provided by your Tor instance. If the application itself does not come with socks support, you can use a socks client such as torsocks.

TOR project offers the TOR Browser, a ready to use web browser based on Firefox with TOR application built-in.

TOR Browser

TOR Browser

Web site: www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OpenBSD, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: ?
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The Tor software 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, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked. TOR was originally developed by and for the United States Navy to protect sensitive U.S. government communications.

Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS, or GNU/Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).

It contains Tor, a modified Firefox ESR, Torbutton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS-Everywhere.

Tor Browser is the official internet browser tool of the Tor Network project. This software is aimed at serving users who want to browse in full anonymity, preventing surveillance of any kind. This is achieved by bouncing your communications around a distributed network or relays, making eavesdropping very difficult, if not practically impossible.

Tor Browser can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable).