Tor stands for “The Onion Router,” although these days it is simply referred to as Tor. However, the name originates from the many layers (like an onion) that traffic gets run through when utilizing the Tor network. The Tor network provides anonymity by routing your traffic across different Tor servers (which are all volunteer-operated) and encrypting that traffic so it isn’t traced back to you/your computer. However, since all data goes through many relays to provide such anonymity, you can expect internet speeds to be quite a bit slower when you’re using Tor. For that reason, it is best used only when you’re wanting an added layer of privacy for a short period of time.
To activate Tor, select “Tor” on the home page and use the toggle switch to enable the service.
*Please note that once you enable the Tor service, a connection is not immediately made. In some instances, it can take several minutes before your IP address changes.
Published on: 02 / 25 / 2018