Onion and on and on: Hacking the Internet with Tor

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Even if you haven’t heard of Tor, you probably know it by its nickname: the “Dark Net” or “Dark Web”. Imagined as an online Wild West, it lives on an anonymous, hyper-secure part of the Internet. In the nightmare visions of popular media and government policy, it is a place where people buy drugs, weapons, and contraband in outlaw communities where the police cannot touch them. If your only encounter with Tor was through Mr. Robot, you might well understand it to be a rebel, anti-authoritarian, even criminal technology. But peel away a layer of the Onion and the picture becomes a lot stranger.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2022

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