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 Tor is a network which is designed to provide anonymity online, and protect you from online tracking. Tor is a network which is designed to provide anonymity online, and protect you from online tracking.
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 +====Key points: ====
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 +  * [[tor#Getting access to Tor|Getting access to Tor]]
 +  * [[tor#Tor can help you avoid restrictions or surveillance on a local network|Tor can help you avoid restrictions or surveillance on a local network]]
 +  * [[tor#Do not rely on Tor if anonymity is vital|Do not rely on Tor if anonymity is vital ]]
 +  * [[tor#Tor is not only used for bad things|Tor is not only used for bad things]]
 +  * [[tor#There are downsides and risks in using Tor|There are downsides and risks in using Tor]]
 +    * [[tor#Using Tor might get you into trouble, or subject to further surveillance|Using Tor might get you into trouble, or subject to further surveillance]]
 +    * [[tor#Some websites block access from Tor|Some websites block access from Tor]]
 +    * [[tor#You may see a lot more "captchas"|You may see a lot more "captchas"]]
 +    * [[tor#Browsing using Tor can be slow|Browsing using Tor can be slow]] 
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 +==== Getting access to Tor ====
  
 There are a number of different ways to access Tor but, from a desktop computer, the most common way is through [[https://www.torproject.org|TorBrowser]]. There are a number of different ways to access Tor but, from a desktop computer, the most common way is through [[https://www.torproject.org|TorBrowser]].
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 Tor is very easy to use and, if you use TorBrowser, you are unlikely to notice anything different, other than perhaps it taking a bit longer to load webpages. Tor is very easy to use and, if you use TorBrowser, you are unlikely to notice anything different, other than perhaps it taking a bit longer to load webpages.
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-====Key points: ==== 
  
  
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-====Be very careful if anonymity is vital ====+====Do not rely on Tor if anonymity is vital ====
  
 Although Tor is a tool which can help you with anonymity online, it cannot guarantee it. Nothing can. Although Tor is a tool which can help you with anonymity online, it cannot guarantee it. Nothing can.
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-====Downsides of using Tor====+====There are downsides and risks in using Tor====
  
 === Using Tor might get you into trouble, or subject to further surveillance === === Using Tor might get you into trouble, or subject to further surveillance ===
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 Using Tor is a good way of having to do lots more captchas. Using Tor is a good way of having to do lots more captchas.
  
-=== It can be slow ===+=== Browsing using Tor can be slow ===
  
 Tor works by wrapping your traffic up in encryption, and routing it through multiple different computers, with each computer stripping off one layer of encryption. Tor works by wrapping your traffic up in encryption, and routing it through multiple different computers, with each computer stripping off one layer of encryption.
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