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Apple Private Relay is Tor for Safari

Apple’s upcoming operating systems include a new feature in Safari, Private Relay. The functionality is essentially the same as onion routing which you may know from the Tor Project. Bruce Schneier has a nice overview on his site. Of note:

Not available in China, of course — and also Belarus, Colombia, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the Philippines.

I’m glad Apple is building this into Safari. It is a useful feature that will help anonymize your internet traffic. Remember that if you login to a website your anonymity goes away immediately. As a global enterprise Apple has to make compromises in certain parts of the world. If anonymity is important for your life or well-being or if you are simply privacy conscious and travel to the places listed above I still recommend using Tor.