If you’re the least bit worried than many organizations, from Google’s legal tracking of your every move online (and your data), to the illegal tracking and hacking by governments and crooks, you need to keep your online whereabouts to a minimum. Here’s a free way to do just that.
Tor, Thor, And More
If what you’re after is highly secure, low latency internet anonymity while you’re online, then check out the free Tor Browser Bundle for the Mac.
Tor has been around about a decade and is growing in use because it hides much of your online tracks.
Tor obfuscates and hides your online presence by bouncing your communications through a distributed network of relays all over the world.
That makes it very difficult for anyone except McGee on N.C.I.S. to know where you connect, what sites you visit, or knowing your physical location by using layers of encryption in the circuit, hence the reference to ‘onion layers.’
The Tor Browser Bundle for the Mac is a free and portable package of tools which consists of Tor, Vidalia, Torbutton, and a version of Firefox which is installed on your Mac.
Click Here for a great step-by-step look at what Tor does, how it does it, and why it’s useful for anyone who borders on paranoia with personal security.
Why is a package such as the Tor Browser Bundle worthwhile?
As you’ve probably gathered by news headlines the past few years, our personal privacy and freedom is under constant attack. If it’s not Google tracking, it’s the NSA. If it’s not the feds, it’s another government or criminal entities. Worse, such tracking or snooping undermines our personal freedoms– the ability to speak and read freely.
The Tor Browser Bundle is free, and so is usage of the multi-layered network.