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This article was published on April 22, 2016

More than 1 million people now use Tor to check Facebook in private

More than 1 million people now use Tor to check Facebook in private

While Tor is often often associated with illegitimate activity due to its focus on anonymity, many people use it to simply have a bit more privacy from potential hackers and snooping governments.

In fact, we now know at least a million use Tor specifically to connect to Facebook.

Facebook today announced that one million people connected to the social network in the past month through either its ‘.onion’ domain for Tor browsers or by routing its Android app via Orbot.

The company says that number has grown just about linearly over the last year (there were 525,000 Tor users per month last June), and that it expects this number to continue increasing.

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