"You may never think about it, but many of your online
activities may be monitored and analyzed. Advertising companies,
government agencies, and private users can use traffic analysis to
gather information about which Web sites and pages you visit, what
newsgroups you read, and whom you talk to on IRC. While there is no
need to be paranoid (or is there???), you can keep your online
communication private. The Tor project can help you with that.
"Traffic analysis is based on the fact that every packet of data
sent from your computer includes a header containing information
about source, destination, size, timing, and other items. If you
take a look at a packet header you can at the very least see who
sent the the data packet. That's what traffic analysis in its
simplest form is about: intercepting data packets and looking at
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