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Removed links to news stories lots of people have already read.

Matt Pagan authored on 30/10/2013 19:43:53
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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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+<li><strong>They skirt surveillance.</strong> Even harmless web browsing can sometimes raise red flags for suspicious observers. Using Tor protects your privacy by making it extremely dificult for an observer to correlate the sites you visit with your physical-world identity.
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+<li><strong>They circumvent censorship.</strong> If you live in a country that has ever <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_of_Facebook">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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