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More than 1 million people now use Tor to check Facebook in private

Written by Jaivik Shah

While Tor is often often associated with illegitimate activity due to its focus on anonymity, many people use it to simply have a bit more privacy from potential hackers and snooping governments.

In fact, we now know at least a million use Tor specifically to connect to Facebook

Facebook today announced that one million people connected to the social network in the past month through either its ‘.onion’ domain for Tor browsers or by routing its Android app via Orbot.

The company says that number has grown just about linearly over the last year (there were 525,000 Tor users per month last June), and that it expects this number to continue increasing.

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Jaivik Shah

Jaivik Shah is Editor At Large of TechOptimals, He writes about how technology is changing the way we live and work in the 21st century.
Contact Jaivik at jaivik@techoptimals.com.

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