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Question:

How might I install WebRTC on my TOR browser (on Ubuntu)? Is there a plugin available? Is there a way to download some binary code and place it in a file and change some settings? What options might you know of?


Explanation:

I KNOW this might seem stupid at first, but just hear me out. I use both firefox and chrome for my daily activities, though I wanted a browser for Linux/Ubuntu that I could use without the "Sending of private info" back to their mother companies.

I had a few options:

1) Go into all the settings in firefox/chrome and try finding everything to disable, and pray that I didn't miss anything, as well as (AND MORE IMPORTANTLY) do the same thing every time there is an update.

2) Get TOR, disable the proxy/onion portion, and use it normally, and trust TOR won't be doing any personal data sending now or in the future, which I very much trust.

I decided to go with option 2, and I can now run it as a normal browser (without any proxies protecting my IP) but with confidence that the application level privacy is strong (no sending data to the big companies).

THE ISSUE: TOR disables WebRTC (the binary code isn't included), and for good reason.

SINCE I use a lot of applications online that use WebRTC, I am looking for a way to install it. I understand that this opens holes for the IP being leaked, though for my specific needs that isn't an issue.

  • I don't think there's any shortcut, you'd need to rebuild your own copy of Tor Browser with the code enabled. – cacahuatl Apr 27 '17 at 14:42
  • @canonizingironize thank you for your response. A shortcut would be ideal (plugin or whatnot), but if it doesn't exist I understand. I was looking into how to find the opensource code for TOR, and seeing if there is a way to include WebRTC inside it, though still haven't had any luck. If you have any knowledge in this area or any other recommendations, I would love to hear them. – Webeng Apr 28 '17 at 10:47
  • hey @canonizingironize I have been making some progress regarding your recommendation on building a new copy of the Tor Browser with WebRTC in it. Here is my followup post: tor.stackexchange.com/questions/14680/… would love to have your feedback! – Webeng Apr 30 '17 at 10:54

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