What identification information does Tor strip besides IP addresses? I realize that, by filtering through ORs, my IP address is no longer identifiable. But what other ID information, besides the data itself (eg an email in which I write my address), can be found if not for Tor?

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Tor strips (or really just discards) all network level information up to (and excluding) the application Application Layer.

Anything sent on the application layer is transmitted as-is and Tor takes no steps to modify or alter the Application Layer data in any way, including any identifying information.

  • Thanks for answering, cannonizing ironize, but what specific identifying information is generally stored in those discarded layers, besides IP addresses?
    – MikeCCarol
    Jul 29, 2017 at 17:20

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