To quote its own website, TOR (The Onion Router) is “free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security”.
It does this by taking your web activity on a journey across multiple servers and encrypting it, so that the traffic can’t be traced back to you. This does slow things down, but it gives you anonymity. All you need to do is download the TOR browser (Orbot is the version for Android devices) and you’re off.
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