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<h1><a>tor2web</a>: visit anonymous websites</h1>
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<p><a href="https://www.torproject.org/">Tor</a> is a software project that lets you use the Internet anonymously. <code>tor2web</code> is a project to let Internet users access anonymous servers.</p>
<p>Here's how it works: Imagine you've got something that you want to publish anonymously, like <a href="http://cs.nyu.edu/~waldman/publius/">the Federalist Papers</a> or <a href="http://wikileaks.org/">leaked documents from a whistleblower</a>. You publish them via HTTP using <a href="http://www.torproject.org/hidden-services.html.en">a Tor hidden service</a>; that way your anonymity is protected. Then people access those documents through tor2web; that way anyone with a Web browser can see them.</p>
<h2>Getting started</h2>
<p>Whenever you see a URL like <code>http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/</code>, that's a Tor hidden Web service. Just replace <code>.onion</code> with <code>.tor2web.org</code> to use the tor2web proxy network. Example:</p>
<pre><a href="https://duskgytldkxiuqc6.tor2web.org/">https://duskgytldkxiuqc6.tor2web.org/</a></pre>
<p>This connects you with tor2web, which then talks to the hidden service via Tor and relays the response back to you.</p>
<p><strong>WARNING:</strong> tor2web is only intended to protect publishers, <em>not readers</em>. You won't get the level of anonymity, confidentiality, or authentication that you would get if you were using a Tor client yourself. Using tor2web trades off security for convenience; <a href="https://www.torproject.org/download.html.en">install Tor</a> for better results. (<a href="security">More details...</a>)</p>
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<h3>Example sites</h3>
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<li><a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A*.tor2web.com+OR+site%3A*.tor2web.org">Search Google</a></li>
<li><a href="https://duskgytldkxiuqc6.tor2web.org/">The Federalist Papers</a></li>
<li><a href="https://sx3jvhfgzhw44p3x.tor2web.org/">WikiLeaks</a></li>
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<h2>More information</h2>
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<li><a href="config">How do I run my own tor2web proxy?</a></li>
<li><a href="legal">Is this legal?</a></li>
<li><a href="mirror">What about mirroring?</a></li>
<li><a href="tortodo">How can Tor make this better?</a></li>
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<h2>Support us</h2>
<p><strong>HOST:</strong> You can <a href="http://tor2web.org/config">set up your own tor2web proxy</a>.</p>
<p><strong>CODE:</strong> You can <a href="http://tor2web.org/tortodo">write code to help us</a>. Also check out <a href="https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/2552">tor2web-related tasks in Tor</a>.</p>
<h2>Press</h2>
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<li>Wired: <a href="http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/12/tor-anonymized.html">New Service Makes Tor Anonymized Content Available to All</a></li>
<li>Ars Technica: <a href="http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2008/12/tor2web-brings-anonymous-tor-sites-to-the-regular-web.ars">tor2web brings anonymous Tor sites to the "regular" web</a></li>
<li>Tor blog: <a href="http://blog.torproject.org/blog/quick-thoughts-tor2web">Quick thoughts on tor2web</a></li>
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<a href="mailto:info@tor2web.org">info@tor2web.org</a><br />
to report abuse, please contact <a href="mailto:abuse@tor2web.org">abuse@tor2web.org</a>
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