What is TOR or The Onion Routing? How it works to communicate anonymously?

What is TOR or Onion routing (a free privacy tool online)?

The popular web encyclopedia, the Wikipedia describes, the onion routing or TOR as a technique to communicate privately or anonymously, without getting snooped, over a computer network,

The messages are encapsulated in the layers of encryption like the layers of an onion (vegetable) in an onion network or TOR!

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

Wikipedia explains: 
Onion routing was developed in the mid-1990s at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory by employees Paul Syverson, Michael Reed, and David Goldschlag to protect U.S. intelligence communications online.It was further developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and patented by the Navy in 1998.”

So what the heck TOR is?

TOR is a package of software and a network which eventually helps a netizen to use the internet on an anonymous mode, it could hide many things to get you tracked online, like the source, the destination of your traffic online, this TOR is in development for a long period and now is mature enough and able in its existence, it is free and people says this is one of the

What is TOR or The Onion Routing? How it works to communicate anonymously?
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What is TOR or The Onion Routing? How it works to communicate anonymously?What is TOR or The Onion Routing? How it works to communicate anonymously? 
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How should I use Tor?

Well, start with TOR browser bundle, and get running, its easy, this is the version of browser Firefox, and this comes pre-configured to use with TOR!

Interestingly some says that Tor could circumvent government censorship of the web pages you visit : ) it masks or hide your identity during international demonstration etc and a nice tool for journalists and leaders, citizen journalists etc. around the world!

Tor will help you to hide your online identity, fingerprints or footmarks as well as IP address,

TOR is also used in the nations where free internet is banned, blocked or so, than people may use Tor to access the open internet which would be uncensored web for them,

Tor is simply an enemy for the eavesdroppers or web spy-s,

Unfortunately the TOR recently has been on the hack-list of hackers! 


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