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Old 03-29-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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Excuse my ignorance. Is it something physical that you install? Is it like a filter? Is it like an operating system? Is it a website that you pass through?

Sorry, I don't quite grasp it.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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What is Tor? A beginner's guide to the privacy tool | Technology | theguardian.com

"Its software package – the Tor browser bundle – can be downloaded and used to take advantage of that technology, with a separate version available for Android smartphones. "
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:56 AM
 
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They have a pretty decent overview on their web site:

https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en

And more about onion routing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion_routing

Basically, put a bunch of nodes between you and your destination so you can't be tracked. The nodes you go through change every few minutes to help prevent tracking.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Basically it allows you to buy poop videos, or hack websites, without tracing to your own IP.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:46 AM
 
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Basically it allows you to buy poop videos, or hack websites, without tracing to your own IP.
It allows one to do quite a bit more than what you state, been studying the MPAA and RIAA handbook I see...

Oh, and BTW... On the Tor website and documentation it states that ones IP address is not completely untraceable...

I suggest you go out to the Tor website and read what it is capable and not capable of...

https://www.torproject.org/docs/documentation.html.en
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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It isnt completely untraceable, you'd have to use a private proxy for that.

If you dont know what Tor is for, you dont need Tor, in a nutshell.

Unless you want to view YouTube and Twitter in a country that bans it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:53 AM
 
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Tor is a router that connects you to a network that allows you to proxy to other networks with a certain level of anonymity. You can use Tor to host websites and other services while remaining fairly anonymous.

It also hosts about 1% of the deepweb... but the content is so low in quality that it's not even worth it. Find your deepweb elsewhere.

At one point, it was the primary method to access wikileaks... but it looks like they got wise and just put it on a bigger deepweb network.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:09 AM
 
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It isnt completely untraceable, you'd have to use a private proxy for that.

If you dont know what Tor is for, you dont need Tor, in a nutshell.

Unless you want to view YouTube and Twitter in a country that bans it.
I agree with ya 100%:

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If you don't know what Tor is for, you don't need Tor, in a nutshell.
Another thing we can say:

It's frigging slow
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