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 Securing your online privacy with Tor

"The Tor network consists of servers known as onion routers. Instead of sending data directly to a destination server, your computer uses these onion routers. To do this, the computer obtains a list of onion routers from a directory server and then selects a random path to the destination server. The clever part is that each onion router along the way knows only which server data is received by and which server data is being sent to -- as each layer in an onion touches only the ones on either side of it. In other words, none of the onion routers know where the data packet originated from."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Apr 6, 2005 )


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