Tor project upgrades network speed performance with new system


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The Tor Project has published details about a newly introduced system called Congestion Control that promises to eliminate speed limits on the network.
This new system is up and running in the Tor protocol version, the latest stable release available since last week.
Congestion Control "will result in significant performance improvements in Tor, as well as increased utilization of our network capacity," say the maintainers of the project.
Tor (The Onion Router) is a volunteer-run overlay network consisting of thousands of relays that serve as bouncing points for encrypted user network traffic and exit nodes that are essentially the gateways to the public internet.
The project's mission is to conceal users' real location and browsing interests, aiming for ultimate internet user privacy and anonymity.