Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network
Facebook has made its site directly available on Tor to prevent access problems for people using the anonymity network and to provide an alternative method of accessing the social network securely.
Tor, short for The Onion Router, is software designed to offer users better privacy when browsing the Internet. It routes traffic through a network of worldwide servers in order to mask the user’s location. The system is widely used by people who don’t want to reveal their real IP address while browsing and it is also used by people to access services that are blocked by governments in some countries.