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Install Tor Browser Bundle under Ubuntu Linux

Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.

The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

Tor Browser Bundle contents:
Vidalia, Tor, Mozilla Firefox ESR and Torbutton

Tor Brwser Bundle Installation:
open the terminal and type following command to add the tor browser bundle repository
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor
Type the following command to install tor browser bundle:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser
After successful installation, you can open the application from Unity dash by searching "Tor-browser"

Using Tor protects you against a common form of Internet surveillance known as "traffic analysis." Traffic analysis can be used to infer who is talking to whom over a public network. Knowing the source and destination of your Internet traffic allows others to track your behavior and interests. This can impact your checkbook if, for example, an e-commerce site uses price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin. It can even threaten your job and physical safety by revealing who and where you are. For example, if you're traveling abroad and you connect to your employer's computers to check or send mail, you can inadvertently reveal your national origin and professional affiliation to anyone observing the network, even if the connection is encrypted.


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