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Questions tagged [anonymity]

The word "anonymity" is used to describe the state or quality of being unidentifiable for a person's or a group of people's actions or in the case of computers, data.

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What is a good a windows news reader with TOR access?

What is a good a windows news reader with TOR access? I will prefer if its free but anything will do...
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Change socksport and listen address?

Is it possible to change TorAddress and TorPort when using apt-transport-tor? I'm trying to use socksports listening on another machine on my network.
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How to run the tor browser through a second proxy after Tor?

My arch-nemesis, Akamai, is interfering with my ability to live my daily life. Question #1229 is very similar, but it asks about the Tor router, and its answer provides a way to chain after the Tor ...
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How to set an IP address from a specific state in the US?

Is it possible, and if so how, to set tor so that my entry and/or exit IP will be from a specific state in the US ? Idk like NY, FL, TX, CA... I already know how to choose a specific country, but i'd ...
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Tor use different bridges

I have Windows and Linux on my computer. Both have Tor installed and I'm connecting using bridges - default obfs4 that come with Tor. Windows Tor and Linux Tor was using same bridge to connect. But ...
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What is better privacy-wise? Youtube via Tor or Spotify and/or other alternatives?

I was wondering whether it would be better as far as privacy is concernend to just use youtube for streaming videos via Tor (which is not completely anonymous, either, I have been told) or better have ...
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Why am I getting ads by Google

I use DuckDuckGo search and when I went to whatismyipaddress.com using Tor browser, some ads by Google popped up: Is my anonymity being compromised?
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Has Tor been defeated?

I use Tor to defeat download limitations. It worked okay for a while but now it seems that a particular website can identify me each time I connect. The website has a timer that prevents me from ...
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Is it possible to use Ecosia in Tor and remain secure and anonymous?

I really like Ecosia and the idea of planting tres thanks to it but is it private and secure if I use it in Tor?
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What happens if orbot loses connection while you are browsing the normal net and onion sites?

If orbot loses it's connection to Tor while you're browsing in regular net or onion sites does your isp automatically see where you are and what your browsing? Because as far as I can tell you won't ...
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Does Tor now keep history?

The latest update seems to have changed settings to keeping history. Is it also broadcasting our social security #'s?
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First Step After Congratulations in Orfox

UPDATING THIS OLD QUESTION, I JUST WANTED TO MADE ALL MY BEST APOLOGIES TO ALL THOSE WHOM "HAD KINDLY ANSWERED" THAT FABULOUSLY TO THIS REALLY COMPLEX SUBJECT I HAVE POSTED FEW WEEKS AGO. TO THOSE ...
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Get Ounces Of TOP SHELF AAA BUDS for 80 and 70 a pop

Yo all get ounces of top shelf buds from 70 to 80 pounds a pop all ounces are half price bulk discount prices, I got my order from them yesterday and it came in 4 days. So top marks for speed also the ...
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Does deanonymization only affect the current session?

Say I'm using Tor, and I make an error by, for example, logging into an account on a website. Will this deanonymization only affect my current session, since I can just restart my browser and get a ...
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Emailing anonymously

I’m trying to understand how I can find the programs to email anonymously. I have tor and vpn hider, I’m still trying to figure out how to use tor. I’ve looked for mixmaster but I can’t find it. Where ...
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data sharing across websites?

lets say I login to an account with my real name through tor (https). Would a separate website I'm using through tor be able to see that I'm logged in under my real name somewhere else and link the ...
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ultimate encryption and protection of sensitive data

I have many sensitive documentation which I am scared to lose or get somebody accessed. My question would be what is the ultimate encryption protection? I have read lot of articles saying that for ...
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Is Tor network traceable

I am curious how I can rely on Tor network in terms of traceability. I am looking for really professional who can say if my Tor communication is secure, if a Tor exit node is detectable or traceable....
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Fetching JSON via Tor

Hi I am trying to make a code that monitors cryptocurrency prices, so I am fetching JSON data from public sources and then processing it. I am using this python code by @Anurag Uniyal: import urllib....
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How dangerous is to allow Google javascript?

I know it's dangerous to allow javascript on some website. But very often if you want to register on a website you need to type captcha. If you want to see captcha you need to allow javascript from ...
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How this website see Real location?

The website xvideos.com see your real location ( in left top side the icon of your real locations it's showed ) even with Safest Security Level Why ?
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NowTV ChiliTV Italy not working in Tunisia [duplicate]

Is there any chance to use TOR to let them run? FTB Tor is working but NowTV and ChiliTV don't give me the way to login or they say you are out of Europe (that's true). Is there something into ...
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Is Tor working when VPN mode is on?

how can you know for sure that Tor is really working if VPN mode is on... i tried them both but if it really work in surfing the internet then i'm satisfied ..all from me.
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Protect against pseudonymous identity activity on a forum and traffic correlation?

I use Tor when I need to use a pseudonymous account on a forum. A observer can see when I connect to Tor and correlate with activity of the account from the forum How I can protect against this ?
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Tor and Folder Lock

I'm writing a novel, and one of my characters is into some illegal activities on the web. He's ultra-paranoid about security, so uses Tor...but he doesn't want anyone who might snoop in his computer ...
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What kinds of attack can a bridge carry out?

I have been recently doing some research on anonymity implications of using a bridge, and wrote a tool (not very well written though) for setting up a malicious bridge node. However, I am not clear ...
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Does TOR protect against an attacker who knows your IP / physical location?

I know that TOR protects me against de-anonymization by the websites / services I use. However If an attacker knows my physical location can I use TOR to hide the fact that I visit certain websites / ...
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Using Telegram Web inside Tor Browser: Log-in attempts fail several times?

When trying to log-in to my Telegram account on web.telegram.org I get requested to insert my phone number as usual. The next step would be insertion of a log-in authentification code that I receive ...
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Is it safe to use Nipe with a Raspberry Pi?

I'm not a Perl coder and hoped Tor users (more familiar with proper tor application and usage) could weigh in on the implementation and overall usage of such a tool. Would anyone recommend against ...
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Github account is flagged too fast

I tried to create secret anonymous github account, but it has been blocked in 10 minutes, so it's not visible to anyone. Why are such accounts blocked so fast? Is there a way to unlock that account ...
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Missing History

Most of us know of Tor V2 addresses (16 characters) and Tor V3 addresses (56 characters). What about Tor V1 addresses? What was its specification or why wasn't it used much or at all? Example: ...
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How to be anonymous against a global adversary

I read on Tor website that Tor can't protect you from a Global Adversary. So is there a way to make Tor good vs a Global Adversary ? How I can configure Tor or what I can use instead of Tor to be ...
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actually hit the url with anonymous ip or is transparent to my real ip

i am using torrequest module from python. following is my code: from torrequest import TorRequest as tr t=tr() l=[] for i in range (100): t.reset_identity() t.get('https://url',headers=...
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every time I try to open a few sites our work place ISP shows msg below. plus am using Tor browser but my public IP being shown is that of my ISP

Your connection is not secure The owner of www.xxx.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Tor Browser has not connected to this website.
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Create account with Tor

I am totally new and not very tech-affine. I want to create an account for instagram but anonymously as I only want to use it to follow certain people. But when I try, it keeps telling me that it ...
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Best set-up to navigate the dark web anonymously

OK so I'm fairly new but a very fast learner and I investigate everything before I jump and do something. So my questions is this: What's the best set-up? I have a Mac and was thinking of just ...
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If I use tor browser bundle on my laptop but make data connection using USB tethering via android, then can it compromise my anonymity in any way?

I just want to know if my ISP knows what data I'm sending and where? Or can any of the apps installed on my android can compromise security? Or is there any other associated threat that can harm my ...
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Tor is not loading onion sites? Why is this happening?

When I try to open up an onion site, it says forbidden. I've looked at some sites for this question and it says you have to change your time zone. But what timezone? There's so many to choose from lol....
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Is there any advantage at using public wifi with tor?

consider these two scenarios: 1) You use tor on a private network (ex: home wifi), you also use a VPN you trust as a second layer. 2) You use tor on a public network (ex: library), and a VPN you ...
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IP4.ME and Tor report different IP addresses

Probably a complete noobie question. I'm running TOR browser 7.5. The browsers states Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor. Your IP address appears to be: xx.xx.43.164 But ...
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Tor New Identity

TorBrowser gives me same IP address for consecutive sessions after getting new identity. Is this normal behavior?
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Tor Onions active on Tail , does Electrum use that proxy?

When I open onion relay on Tails , and then open Electrum Wallet on LiveCD Tails Does that Electrum connected with Tor proxy/network? Hope some users would help me to explain this things
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How is my IP being tracked?

Recently I downloaded some e-books from b-ok.org (formerly known as bookzz). After downloading a few books, the site notified me that: "more than 5 books have been downloaded from this IP in the last ...
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What tor product would you recomend to anony,mously post a cl ad to prevent immediate flagging? [duplicate]

What tor product can I use to make a cl listing and not expose my ip for flagging? Thanks
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Tor node additional flags configuration

I recently stumbled upon these new additional flags in the Tor Metrics website: I’d like to configure my tor node to also have the FallbackDir and IPv6 ORPort flags, but don’t know what to add or ...
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Does dragging webpage image/file from Tor browser bundle to desktop reveal IP?

I like not having to "Right Click File -> Save As..." images and files and instead usually drag them from the browser page to my desktop. Does this mean I am circumventing Tor security / anonymity or ...
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Does Tor Work With Secret Agent

Does Tor Work With Secret Agent? Secret Agent can be found here. Will Tor break and/or is it a bad idea?
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How do Linux global brokers

I have a Linux VPS. I need to go outside and I try to proxy export http_proxy="http://127.0.0.1:8123" export https_proxy="https://127.0.0.1:8123" But not all agents. I have an nginx that needs ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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is it safe to download files through TOR?

So basically what I'm asking is: will downloading files (ie., video files, DOC files ect) compromise my anonomity? I ask because I visited some forums selling a answer to this very question and some ...