Facebook Unveils A Tor-Friendly .Onion Address For Anonymity

Facebook Unveils a Tor-Friendly .Onion Address for Anonymity

Facebook unveiled a new .onion address specifically for Tor users last week. It won't make you truly anonymous, but it helps.

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If you want to be truly anonymous when browsing Facebook, this won't make that happen, but Tor is better than nothing. The address, https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/, uses the Tor network to hide your IP address and mask your location. It also helps users connect to Facebook through Tor without having their account flagged for appearing to be hacked because of logging in from an unusual location.

Complete anonymity isn't possible, especially considering how Tor works and how much data Facebook collects. However, using the new address can boost your privacy and hide your Facebooking from prying eyes, especially if you're already familiar with Tor. Hit the link below to learn more.

Facebook says you can be social and secure, acquires .onion address for Tor users [PCWorld]


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    No one is going to use this. Those that care enough about security to use tor know not to have a Facebook account. Well, except for Evan Ratliff. Who apparently has more friends than common sense.

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