Tor Project

What is Tor?
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

The Tor Project is the most suggested project when it comes to protect privacy and anonymity. We suggest dgplug participants to download the Tor Browser, and start using it for regular Internet access from the beginning.

Why should you use Tor?

Watch this youtube video.

Warning

Always download Tor Browser from the Tor Project website, do not download or use it from any other random website.

How to install and run Tor Browser?

Visit the download page and then download the tar file, and also the signature file. Please verify the download before you start using it, the steps for the same are given in this page.

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Note

You can open the image in a new tab to view it in proper scale.

The above graphics shows the steps, you can execute the desktop file to start the browser.

./start-tor-browser.desktop
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You will see the above window when Tor Broswer starts, just click on the Connect button, and then it will connect to the Tor network. For the first time the connection will take some time, afterwards it will be much faster.

How does Tor actually work?

Read this overview page to learn how does Tor actually works.

Getting more help

Please visit the new supper stie for any other query. You can also any question in our #dgplug channel too.