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Reasons Why You Should Download Tor Browser for Privacy

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Looking for the reasons why you should download Tor Browser? Well, lets take privacy for example. Whenever you browse through websites anonymously on your PC, it might be a MacBook Air 2018 or Galaxy Book 2, you might think your identity and details are hidden because you weren’t asked to sign up or login on various websites. But after visiting an online store and going back to read news on your favourite news websites, you notice the ads are displaying the products you just viewed on the online store. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

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Privacy

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As you’re browsing through most websites, you information (including where you’re browsing from, the websites you’ve visited, the browser you’re using) are being retrieved and saved as cookies. Lets take Google for example, once you perform a search on the search giant website and visit lots of website, the information is being saved. So obviously when you visit a website running Google AdSense, Google will show you relevant ads depending on the sites you’ve visited.

Protection

Annoying right? I know, and that’s where Tor comes in, a software that protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world. In a nutshell, Tor prevents anyone (websites, bots or preying eyes) from watching your Internet connection and learning what sites you visit. With Tor, no one will record the sites you visit or know about your physical location. Even your internet service provider won’t be able to view information about the contents of your traffic, including which website you’re visiting.

Freedom

Apart from Privacy, lets not forget the freedom of visiting any “dirty” website and knowing that no one is actually looking or monitoring what you’re doing. Once installed, you can can surf the web freely, however, you should know that other applications on your computer isn’t protected by Tor. This means it might be traced back to you and app developer might retrieve some information about you. This software was created for privacy-conscious users for day-to-day browsing on clearnet sites, or those that want to access the dark web and remain anonymous.

Legal

Because of that, Tor has been reportedly blocked in some countries, but it’s absolutely legal to use Tor. Personally, I think people should be allowed to be anonymous on the internet, I mean, getting information about me without my consent should be illegal. It’s also very annoying how websites asks visiting users to accept the use of cookies when we don’t have a choice now, do we? But with Tor, your internet service provider will know that you’re connected to a Tor entry node, and the website you’re visiting will simply see the IP address of the Tor exit node. While all your personal information stays hidden.

How To Get Started with Tor

• To get started and hide your identity from preying eyes, you have to download the Tor Browser. It’s known as a Firefox-based application and you can download it for MacOS, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

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