Term: The Onion Router [TOR]

TOR, an acronym for The Onion Router, is a network of interconnected services designed for anonymity.

Using dedicated software on your machine, connections to a remote destination are made through a randomly assigned, encrypted, and anonymised series of TOR servers until reaching an “exit node”, where the final connection to the destination is made. The idea is that, unlike traditional network connections, the path taken cannot be traced back to you.

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