So looking into TOR/VPN’s closer, and I don’t know any of this for certain
It looks like when your online (normally) data packets are sent out and intercepted/resent at server locations along the way
a traceroute shows not always on a straight path, perhaps largest bandwidth?
TOR/VPN reroutes to selected locations with the idea the end location does not know where you came from
But selecting TOR/VPN you bounce from what appears to be coffee shops, hotels, gas stations (determined using IP/ longitude/latitude) and I’m guessing unknown to the hosts (pirated locations) I can not get why this seems to be a trustworthy way to surf the web?
In other words to hide your location you trust all the detailed (extensive) data from your device and network to unknown people using potentially hijacked locations (a guess) which I can also guess could be used to locate your specific network (front door)
Anyone more knowledgeable or actually using these with comfort?
I have a VPN built in my browser and turned it on, went for a virtual walk and whoa
did not like the scenery along the way.