Roll up for the mystery Tor
Warning: this magazine contains strong language, flashing images and scenes you may find disturbing. I’m joking – it’s all good, clean fun as usual! I just wanted to preempt any concerns you may have after seeing the word ‘Tor’ on the cover. The Onion Router, to give the software its full name, has a shady reputation but its creators claim only 3% of Tor traffic involves nefarious activities ( bit.ly/tor432). As we explain in our cover feature on page 40, Tor has many benefits: it lets you browse the web anonymously, securely and without restrictions, and you won’t be exposed to unpleasant content unless you expressly seek it out.
Also in this issue, I’m delighted to unveil our new Tv-streaming section, What to Watch Online, which rounds up the cream of video-on-demand services so you can make the most of Netflix, BBC iplayer, Amazon Video and more. Who would have thought cream and onion make such a winning combination?!