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Tor Browser Overview and it's free alternatives

By Dr.Dang April 23, 2022, 9:35 a.m.
Tor Browser Overview and it's free alternatives

Most visitors of this site have now heard a thing or two about the Tor browser. The Tor Browser is powered by the same infrastructure that runs <u>Mozilla Firefox</u>. In addition to the normal browser features, Tor takes privacy to a whole new level. It also offers tabbed browsing, shortcuts, and the ability to display websites with video and audio components. Here's a Tor Browser Overview.

Most visitors of this site have now heard a thing or two about the Tor browser. The Tor Browser is powered by the same infrastructure that runs <u>Mozilla Firefox</u>. In addition to the normal browser features, Tor takes privacy to a whole new level. It also offers tabbed browsing, shortcuts, and the ability to display websites with video and audio components. 

Tor Browser Overview

Tor browser has the ability of blocking all trackers and ensuring that your online journey is very private. Even though the VPN can help with anonymity, a combination of the two does wonders. So if you truly want to stay anonymous, try using the two. S let's look at some features of the Tor browser. 

Features



Hides IP address
The <u>computer’s IP address</u> can reveal a lot of information about a user. These can be things like their location, computer type, ISP, and more. With the Tor Browser, all the information is blocked, allowing you to browse anonymously.

Gives access to restricted websites
There are many reasons that a website is blocked, usually it has to do with firewalls or based on specific geo-locations. Since Tor is blocking your IP address, you’ll be able to access websites that would otherwise block you.

Access to the Dark Web
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to visit the Dark Web. However, you can’t access it with a regular browser like Chrome or Firefox. Tor was specifically built for fast, secure, and anonymous browsing on all Dark Web sites.

Strong encryption protocols
When using the Tor Browser, your data is secured with top-level encryption. This keeps at bay  hackers and criminals who may want to access your information. 

Free Alternatives to Tor Browser

As we already said, Tor is irreplaceable. However in the event that you want to explore its alternatives, below are some; 

Freenet
Freenet is a great way to connect with friends in a peer-to-peer kind of interface. It’s great because it allows a user to segregate between the levels at which they will share certain information with others on the network.

Tails
Tails stands out from the options with its portability, a user can literally load the software on a portable media such as a <u>USB drive</u> OR DVD enables one to enjoy anonymity as they use the internet through in-built functions of the software such as a web-browser and office suite.

I2P
I2P, derived from Invisible Internet Protocol, is another software that will keep you anonymous on the internet. It is enabled for censorship-resistant communication and as you make your communications back and forth you can trust that your information is encrypted on both ends of the communication.

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