Tor

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Modified: 14-Mar-2017

Published: 28-Feb-2017

Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than seven thousand relays[11] to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.

The name is derived from an acronym for the original software project name “The Onion Router” because it uses nested layers of encryption like the layers of an onion.

Pomona College Access and Support

The Tor browser is freely available from the Tor Project site, which also has documentation about how to use the Tor network effectively.

Pomona ITS does not directly support Tor, but if you have questions about it, or about ways to stay anonymous online, please contact the Educational Technology Group.

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