The Onion Router (Tor) is a popular distributed network of global relays that provides anonymity against network surveillance and traffic analysis. Originally developed for the United States Navy, Tor is a free, open-source tool run by volunteers that helps users keep their browsing habits and physical locations private. Tor can be used for web browsers, instant messaging clients, mobile operating systems, and more.

This document briefly explains who might use Tor on campus, as well as the benefits and risks to consider when using Tor.

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