Tor doesn’t work well in practice
My main problem with the secure Tor browser is that it makes using the web ridiculously slow. If you only want to visit normal sites, you’re better off using Chrome or Firefox. If you want to look at hidden sites, you often spend ages waiting for them to load, only to find that they’ve disappeared. I’ve also found that logging into secure sites such as online banks is impossible with Tor, and it’s annoying having to enter your usernames and passwords all the time, because Tor doesn’t save any cookies.
Tor is a good idea in theory, but in practice I’ve found it very frustrating. In my experience, rather than giving you unfettered access to the web, it impedes your access to it, and the benefits of anonymity are undermined by the fact that it’s so unreliable. Roger Godfrey, via email