- 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].