According to latest reports, over the past few months over a million people have moved moved up to Tor “Dark Web” so as to access their Facebook profile without worrying about maintaining their privacy.
The report was given by social media platform Facebook itself which said that though the growth of Tor over the past few years was “roughly” linear, since June 2015, some 525,000 people have moved to Tor, so as to access their social media profile.
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Though, Facebook remains in support of the platform which maintains people’s privacy and leaves no digital trail. They said:
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By doing so Tor shields the identity of its users and gives them complete privacy.
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Facebook has now gone a step further and also expanded its Tor support by rolling out support for the Android Orbot proxy.
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With regards to why people would want to remain anonymous over the internet. Tor in a statement said:
Privacy over internet has been a huge issue in the past few years and many platforms like WhatsApp are now providing an encrypted route to maintain it.