What Is Tor?
Tor is an open-source software that enables anonymous communication. It was originally developed by the U.S. Navy in order to protect government communications, but it has since been made available for public use and is now used by millions of people around the world. Tor works by routing internet traffic through a network of relays run by volunteers all over the world, making it difficult to trace back to its source or destination. This makes it ideal for users who want to keep their online activities private from surveillance or censorship attempts.
When using Tor, your data is encrypted multiple times as it passes through each relay on its way to its final destination, making it nearly impossible for anyone monitoring your connection to determine what you are doing online or where you are located geographically. Additionally, because no single point can be identified as the originator of any given request, websites cannot track visitors based on IP address alone – meaning that even if someone were able to monitor your activity while connected via Tor they would not be able identify who you are or where you came from unless additional information was provided voluntarily (such as logging into a website).