Quick, what’s the hottest, must-have ticket in tech? No, it’s not Android, Thunderbolt, or even Google TV. It’s Spotify, the streaming music service that split the licensing atom to release virtually all the planet’s tunes –– over 13 million tracks and counting –– to users anywhere. Well, not quite anywhere. Since Spotify launched in 2008, it’s been available in only a handful of lucky European countries, and despite frequent rumors of an imminent American launch, we’re still waiting to be freed from the tyranny of managing downloads and backup solutions.
The web was built to be open, with people freely sharing and accessing information. However, many employers and schools block access to certain websites to preserve the productivity of their employees and students. Your boss still insists that those reports be finished before you share pictures of last nights exploits on Facebook. What a party pooper.
Sometimes legitimate websites that you actually need to get your work done are blocked, or maybe you're on break you'd like to check your Twitter feed. For those times, you may want to consider setting up and using a Tor network. A Tor network is a network of proxy servers that can reroute your Mac's Internet traffic, bypassing any filters that your company or school may have set up.