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Tor Browser 5.5.5

Tor Browser Editor's Review

 Get hold of the best defence in the war against online surveillance.

Tor is free software that works to defend a user's personal system against privacy-invading network surveillance measures, which criminally limit online freedom, reveal confidential matters and monitor private business relationships. It works in an intelligently crafted way – “bouncing” your activities around a network relay which is operated by a number of online volunteers.

Installing this software makes it impossible for Internet “invaders” to monitor which sites you like to visit, and prevents sites that you frequent from uncovering your specific location. It doesn’t really matter what you do; whether you’re a journalist, a blogger, a soldier, a human rights worker or just another citizen, Tor becomes a valuable tool.

The really fun bit about Tor is that the more the user base expands, the more the user’s level of security grows. Though the software doesn’t just automatically encode all Internet activities, the user’s security will continue to increase based on the number of volunteers that decide to help operate these relays. 

Pros: This piece of software is Open Source, meaning it is completely free of any political involvement, a great way to hide your IP address, overall great proxy to achieve personal privacy on the Internet.

Cons: Steep learning curve, requires IT experience to understand how useful the software really is.

Conclusion: When it comes to achieving the basic right to personal privacy online, this software is certainly the way to go. Once you get the hang of Tor -- used alongside additional tools – it becomes the best way to achieve ultimate anonymity and data sharing freedom. 

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