Tor Network

The Tor Network, or “The Onion Router,” is an anonymous and decentralized network that safeguards online privacy by routing internet traffic through a series of volunteer-operated servers, known as nodes or relays. Data packets are encrypted multiple times, with each relay peeling off a layer, making it difficult to trace the source. The network includes entry nodes, middle nodes, and exit nodes, each contributing to the layered encryption process. Tor is used to protect users from surveillance and censorship and is particularly useful for accessing .onion websites, which offer heightened anonymity. However, users should be aware of potential speed trade-offs, security considerations, and ethical implications when using Tor for online activities.

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