Originally developed by the U.S. military, TOR is believed to work pretty well if you want to hide your traffic from, let's say, eavesdropping by your local Internet service provider. And criminals' use of TOR has so frustrated Japanese police that experts there recently recommended restricting its use. But it's worth noting that TOR may be ineffective against governments equipped with the powers of global surveillance.Disadvantages: Browsing the web with TOR can be painfully slow. And some services â¿¿ like file swapping protocols used by many Internet users to share videos and music â¿¿ aren't compatible.
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