Friday, January 15, 2016

Privacy Data is Beautiful

TorFlow is a beautiful mapped visualization of Tor user traffic over one day. Tor is used by internet users around the world to improve privacy and security by directing traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than six thousand relays. This process helps to protect each user's location and conceal their internet activity.

The TorFlow map shows the information flow between those six thousand relays in one day. You can change the day visualized using the date control at the bottom of the map.

If you turn off the animated data flowing between the different relays you can examine the data a little easier. The size of the circles on the map represent the number of relays at that location. You can also click on individual countries on the map to view the number of client connections made from the selected country over time.

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