Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OpenBSD, OS X, Windows, Portable
First release: ?
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).