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Tor Network Usage Up as Encrypted Email Services Shut Down

  • PC World, Thursday, August 29, 2013 2:54 PM

Tor anonymity network has doubled its traffic ever since two privacy-focused email providers quit the business, a sign that people may be turning to the piracy network in order to communicate privately online. Lavabit and Silent Circle, both encrypted email providers, shut down after getting pressured by the U.S. government. Tor allows users to get around government firewalls and access banned parts of the Web, as well as keep their browsing private, through software or a web browser.

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