Online privacy programs used to be hot , Now it's quiet . But anonymous Software Tor It's over its tenth year online , And grow into a powerful 、 Deep rooted privacy network . Newly released Tor A real-time map of the Internet shows what this vast global network looks like today .
Last month, , Luke, a freelance programmer in Sydney · Millanda （LukeMillanta） Launched the Onionview plan . It's based on Web, The accountant calculates and tracks Tor The geographic location of the node .Tor Nodes are computers that voluntarily forward encrypted data , They are Tor Users provide anonymity . Millanda's goal is to show Tor The size of the network and its growth .“ People think that Tor It's a small group of people in the basement operating the network through computers . When they see a map, they say ,‘ I went to , The world seems to have at least 6000 Nodes .’”
Millanda's map also allows people to know by comparison which countries are paying Tor Most of the traffic . Even though Tor A research project that originated in the U.S. Navy , Later, it was hosted at MIT , Privacy loving Germans have overtaken the United States, which ranks second in total nodes , Then France 、 Netherlands 、 Russia . The following is the number of nodes in each country ：
The United States 1328
The French 714
The British 261
The Swedish 210
Onionview The chart also captures what Snowden revealed NSA The surveillance program makes Tor Signs of increased footprints ： Five years ago ,Tor Network by 2000 The nodes make up , Now there are 6425 Nodes . Even in 2012 year , Snowden leaked NSA The file also shows NSA It's hard to distinguish Tor user . The network today uses thousands of hop nodes , track Tor Users may be more difficult than ever .