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Tor is a powerful tool that helps you stay anonymous online. It can protect your privacy as you browse the Internet and circumvent government censorship of the webpages you visit.

We need your help to keep Tor strong. Run a Tor relay today.

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Why Tor Matters

Tor Challange has ended

We surpassed our goal! With your help, we were able to inspire over 1,600 Tor relays. Read more.

The Tor Challenge has ended, but you can still run a relay to strengthen the Tor network.

Thanks to everyone who participated.

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We've created instructions to show you how to set up a Tor relay.

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Relays and bridges qualify for the Tor Challenge if they are created on or after June 4th, 2014 and on or before Sept. 14th, 2014. We will also give credit to relays that increase their RelayBandwidthRate and RelayBandwidthBurst by at least 128 KB/s (compared to the average bandwidth prior to June 4th, 2014). Before submitting your Tor relay, make sure you can find it on Globe by searching for the nickname you configured. You may need to wait up to one hour for the directories to publish the new server information.

We encourage people to keep their Tor relays running for a long time. That's why we'll be giving you a limited-edition sticker if your Tor relay is still running 12 months after we launch this campaign. People running relays that are 1 MB/s or larger after one year will also receive a t-shirt. To receive your prize, you should provide us with an email address and we will contact you when we're ready to send out prizes. If you don't want a prize, no need to give us an email address.