December 26, 2019, 6:00PM EST
• 7 min read

Tor: Private Internet Access

    Quick Take

  • Tor is a protocol for using the internet privately.
  • Tor relies on a technique called onion routing, which encrypts requests and relays them through several intermediate nodes.
  • Tor is vulnerable to traffic analysis, but is widely used, battle-tested, and improves privacy dramatically.
  • Tor usage in Iran follows interesting patterns that differ from those in the rest of the world.

Karim Helmy is an independent analyst in the cryptocurrency space with a focus on mechanism design and data analysis. Reach out at [email protected].

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