Matt Pagan authored on 29/10/2013 08:48:36
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     <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/12/03/tech/main531567.shtml">Tibetan culture</a>,
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     or world religions is behind a national firewall.
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+<li><strong>They skirt surveillance.</strong> Even using the web for harmless tasks can sometimes <a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/08/government-knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/">raise red flags</a> for suspicious observers. When the 2013 <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/31/nsa-top-secret-program-online-data">disclosures of mass surveillance</a> became public, internal NSA documents revealed Tor to be <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/oct/04/tor-stinks-nsa-presentation-document">an effective surveillance circumvention tool</a>.</li>
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+<li><strong>They circumvent censorship.</strong> If you live in a country that has ever <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/01/as-anti-government-protests-erupt-in-istanbul-facebook-and-twitter-appear-suddenly-throttled/">blocked Facebook</a> or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_YouTube">Youtube</a>, you might need to use Tor to get basic internet functionality. </li>
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