Andrew (R.S Admin) is a user on retro.social. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

If you're not using Tor browser, why not?

@ajroach42 Don't really know how, or whether I need a VPN to use it, or really why it would be necessary for my purposes... plus I tend to associate it with my stalkers.

@hache would you be interested in answers to those unknowns?

@hache @ajroach42 >Don't really know how,

You can download it from the Tor project, its self contained and will run on basically any system.

>or whether I need a VPN to use it,

Nope! It anonymizes the traffic that happens within tor browser without the need for additional software.

@hache >or really why it would be necessary for my purposes...

That depends entirely on your purposes! The more people there are using Tor, generally, the stronger the network is.

You can use tor to anonymize your web traffic, to send and receive files anonymously (using onionshare), and to host websites on your local machine without having to deal with DNS or security certs. It makes it harder for companies (and others!) to track you, when used correctly.

Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42

@hache Maybe you don't have a need for it! That's aokay. I am attempting to learn more about the perception and use of Tor.

> plus I tend to associate it with my stalkers.

I'm sorry to hear that.