In an effort to educate users, Tor animates online privacy


The Tor Project released a two-minute animated short film on its blog Tuesday intended to educate current and potential users of their service. The organization oversees a group of servers that affords greater privacy and security on the Internet when users log on through their Tor browser.

The video is a plain English pivot from the rather cryptic blog posts riddled with mouthfuls such as “the OpenITP circumvention tech festival” and “we want to use multithreading to spread Tor’s cryptography across more cores.” (If you understood that, please skip this article.)

Instead of unfamiliar technobabble, the narrator tells viewers in accessible terms that their typical online behavior is likely spilling information to unwanted strangers: advertisers, nation states, identity thieves.
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