I have had a stalking problem for several years. My stalker has started setting up random Facebook accounts and sending me 'other' messages; I never respond, but I think that, just be creating that chat window, he is able to search my IP address and find out what city I am living in. I have downloaded torbrowser. If I use it to connect log-in to Facebook, will that hide my IP from detection?
I feel the Tor FAQ answers this question:
Generally speaking, Tor aims to solve three privacy problems:
First, Tor prevents websites and other services from learning your location, which they can use to build databases about your habits and interests. With Tor, your Internet connections don't give you away by default -- now you can have the ability to choose, for each connection, how much information to reveal.
Second, Tor prevents people watching your traffic locally (such as your ISP) from learning what information you're fetching and where you're fetching it from. It also stops them from deciding what you're allowed to learn and publish -- if you can get to any part of the Tor network, you can reach any site on the Internet.
Third, Tor routes your connection through more than one Tor relay so no single relay can learn what you're up to. Because these relays are run by different individuals or organizations, distributing trust provides more security than the old one hop proxy approach.