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Tor: An Anonymous, and Controversial, Way to Web-Surf

Published on December 18, 2012
by Geoffrey A. Fowler

For more than four years, William Weber has helped run a free service called Tor that makes Web surfing anonymous for anyone.

Then on Nov. 28, the police showed up at the 20-year-old’s home in Graz, Austria, and accused him of distributing child pornography. He says the authorities confiscated his computers, and he now awaits formal charges that could lead to jail time.

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