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Tor, the privacy-protecting internet browser, runs very low on the server

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The Tor browser is arguably the best Internet browser for privacy protection for most people, but the number of bridging servers is dwindling. The reduction in the number of servers affects browsers' ability to fight censorship and provide a gateway to the open Internet in places where governments and other entities tightly control access to information.
In a blog update this week, the Tor Project, a nonprofit that maintains and develops Tor software, said it now has about 1,200 bridge servers, 900 of which support the obfs4 obfuscate protocol. Bridges are private servers that provide access to users who live in places where Tor networks are blocked. Tor provides anonymity to users by relaying connections to servers multiple times, in some cases across multiple countries.
It should be noted, though, that Tor isn't just used by people who don't have access to the Internet in their home countries. It is also used by people who want to hide their IP addresses or don't want their browsing activity tracked.
The Tor Project says the number of Bridges operated by volunteers has been decreasing since the beginning of the year. "It's not enough to have a lot of Bridges: eventually, all Bridges could end up on the blacklist," the nonprofit said in its blog post. "So we need to keep building new Bridges, and they haven't been blocked anywhere yet." It is also used by people who want to hide their IP addresses or don't want their browsing activity tracked.
The Tor Project says the number of Bridges operated by volunteers has been decreasing since the beginning of the year.
"It's not enough to have a lot of Bridges: eventually, all Bridges could end up on the blacklist," the nonprofit said in its blog post.
"So we need to keep building new Bridges, and they haven't been blocked anywhere yet."

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