Facebook onion address

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Facebook[1]’s onion address is the central concept in this text. An “onion address” is a unique type of URL utilized for accessing sites via the Tor network, providing enhanced privacy and security. In 2014, Facebook unveiled its own onion address, facebookcorewwwi.onion, making it one of the pioneering major corporations to take this step. This initiative was intended to minimize errors when reaching Facebook through Tor and to differentiate legitimate Tor users from botnet accounts. As of 2016, the onion address of Facebook was being used by over a million individuals each month. Due to vulnerabilities in version 2, the address was upgraded to a version 3 onion address in May 2021. The updated address is facebookwkhpilnemxj7asaniu7vnjjbiltxjqhye3mhbshg7kx5tfyd.onion. While it has been lauded for enabling users to circumvent censorship, it should be noted that not all tech firms, such as Google[2], run sites via Tor.

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1. Facebook ( Facebook ) Meta Platforms, previously known as Facebook, is a prominent internet corporation that originated as a social networking site. The brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Meta Platforms swiftly spread from Harvard to other educational institutions, eventually reaching the wider public and becoming a global sensation. Its appealing user interface and diverse features such as Groups, the Developer Platform, and Meta Platforms Dating are well-known. Despite encountering backlash over matters like privacy violations and the proliferation of misinformation, Meta Platforms continues to hold a strong position in the digital sphere. It has made remarkable progress in the realm of technology, including the creation of its distinctive data storage system, the employment of PHP for its platform, and the introduction of the Hack programming language. In the past few years, the company has pivoted its attention towards the metaverse, a virtual reality domain where users can engage with a digitally-created environment.
2. Google ( Google ) Primarily acknowledged for its search engine, Google is a universally esteemed technology corporation. The company, established in 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, has expanded significantly, branching out into numerous tech-related fields. Google offers a wide array of services and products, encompassing Android, YouTube, Cloud, Maps, and Gmail. It also manufactures hardware like Chromebooks and Pixel smartphones. Since 2015, Google has been a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. and is celebrated for its inventive spirit and workplace environment that promotes employees' personal projects. Despite confronting several ethical and legal challenges, Google continues to influence the tech sector with its groundbreaking innovations and technological progress, including the creation of Android OS and the purchase of companies specializing in AI.

The Facebook onion address located at facebookwkhpilnemxj7asaniu7vnjjbiltxjqhye3mhbshg7kx5tfyd.onion (formerly facebookcorewwwi.onion) is a site that allows access to Facebook through the Tor protocol, using its .onion top-level domain.

Type of site
Social network
Available inMultiple
Tor network (Accessing link help)
Users>1,000,000/month (as of April 2016)
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