Domestic violence survivors turn to Tor to escape abusers

The routing service Tor is mostly known as a way to make life difficult for the NSA, but a new piece in Beta Boston shines a light on the role the tool has been playing in the fight against domestic violence. Shelters like Transition House in Boston are using Tor and tools like it to help women use basic web services without leaving a digital trail for abusers to pick up on. As abuse cases increasingly involve elements of cyberstalking, that kind of anonymity has become increasingly important in fighting back.

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