Have you ever felt that you are being watched in whatever you do online? Websites seem to know who you are and can greet you with your name when you visit them. Google always seems to know what you are searching, even before you started the search. Getting scared? Perhaps it’s time to turn your privacy filter on.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
What Tor does is to bounce your web communication around a distributed network of relays so that no one will know where you are from. By using Tor, it prevents anyone to learn what sites you have visited, and also sites to find out where you are from. (Note: For more information on how Tor works, check out its overview page for detailed explanation.)
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Tor in Ubuntu and how to get it running in your browsers.
Note: Windows and Mac users can also download Tor from the download page.
Installing Tor in Ubuntu
Add the deb file to your sources.list. Remember to change [YOUR_DISTRO_VERSION] to your current distro version.