Hey, I was wondering if some of you computer whizzes can help me out here.
I had a brief phone conversation with a friend of mine the other day and we talked a little about my problems with my email and texts being monitored and he mentioned looking into Tor for internet security. I didn't want to talk to much over the phone so I was going to wait until we saw each other again before going into too much detail, but I went to the site and got an idea of how it worked and I'm definitely interested in it.
I also saw that with Tor the internet was slower because of the way things were routed and it said there were certain applications you couldn't use like Youtube.
My questions are: Is it just like a separate browser and can you disable it temporarily, like switching from one browser to another? I may want to use it for secure comms, but I also watch videos on my computer and I don't want to fuck that up and I can't afford to buy another computer for everyday stuff.
Any help from Tor users would be appreciated. I know the friend that told me about it can help once we see each other but that's going to be a while yet and my curiosity is up about it.