Tor usage doubles since NSA PRISM scandal

Tor usage doubles since NSA PRISM scandal: Usage of a semi-secret U.S. government-created Internet network increased in recent days amid continuing revelations about secret U.S. government spy programs.

Internet users concerned about their privacy have increased their usage of the anonymous online network Tor since former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden first revealed the NSA’s Internet surveillance program.

Tor, developed by the U.S. Navy, is used by governments, activists, journalists and dissidents to conceal their online activities from prying eyes.