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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 31. Preserving Your Anonymity Online

Practically everything you do online is logged and traceable back to your computer. Law enforcement officials, Internet service providers, and even website administrators can find out what Internet services and resources you accessed, when you accessed them, and what computer you used to access them with.

If this lack of privacy sends shivers down your spine, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a way to preserve your anonymity on the Internet. The nonprofit Tor project (short for The Onion Router) is a distributed network of volunteers who use their computers to route Internet traffic anonymously. Install the free Tor client application on your computer to encrypt information transmitted to or from ...

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