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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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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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Will the ISP/ Police knows what i'm doing on internet through Tor? [duplicate]

My internet activities was watched by Police for last 3 years, and they are still watching it now. every day i connect to internet, my internet speed comes to very slow, it should be 7 MB/s, but it ...
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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 ...
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OpenVPN connecting to a server via a Tor (SOCKS) proxy - error: “timeout expired” and “Inactivity timeout”" in Linux

I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server through Tor Socks Proxy. When I try to connect to the VPN sometimes I receive this error message "Recv_socks_reply: TCP Port Read Timeout expired" and ...
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Checking for DNS leak on TOR router

I have configured a router to route all traffic from an internal interface through the TOR network. Therefore, every client that uses this router as its Gateway will access the internet through TOR, ...
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Can TOR really be anonymous as an application layer protocol?

With so much hype about the 'darknet' and 'tor', i still don't see how it can be completely anonymous if it is implemented in the application layer? If a webserver, using Nginx or something similar, ...
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using whois with torify and detailed info

I tried tor-prompt and while the minimalist /help gives some info. it doesn't tell if I can run the whois command through it or some other command utility which gives me the info. I tried the ...
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How to stay anonymous while watching videos

How to stay anonymous while watching videos online, for example youtube ? Watching videos in Tor is possbile only with Low security settings. Maybe I should use VPN before or after tor or use bridges, ...
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tais tor -> vpn

Every site in the web says that to get best anonymity you should use safe OS Tails. Every site says that to get best anonymity you should use connection like this: Tails OS -> Tor -> VPN or just Tor ->...
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Gmail and Yahoo access using Tor

I used the firefox add-on "Export Import Cookies" to import cookies and logs into email accounts like gmail and yahoo with Tor Browser 6.5 successfully, but that does not work in Tor Browser 7.05. In ...
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creation multiple tor instances for new version of Tor

i am working on web crawling and i am running different crawlers which crawl the web through the Tor.I run the crawler on a single TOR instance which maximize the CPU consumption. One solution is ...
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Why does Tor not pre-include Privacy Badger or Disconnect add-ons?

I would really like to know why Tor does not pre-include add-ons such as Privacy Badger or Disconnect. Thank you for your time!
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Is the default low security level dangerous? [duplicate]

The default level is set to low which ensures compatibility with most sites and technology but is it dangerous for security and/or for anonymity?
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Python JSON fetching via Socks5 proxy on Tails

I am trying to fetch JSON data, via a Python3 script, on Tails. I would like to know that this code is secure and doesn't leak IP or any other stuff. I know that Tails is configured to block any ...
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How much is Whonix believable to make me anonymous in Tor?

How much safe is Whonix for using Tor to make me anonymous? I read from internet that using Tor in Wifi has some bugs and can leak my info in Darkweb. Can whonix workstation or gateway be trusted for ...
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Is this setup to send anonymous email secure?

I am working for a company that engages in unethical business practices with a customer. I need to send an anonymous email to the labor board and the customer. I need to keep my identity a secret, but ...
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Why TOR is considered like asynchronous?

I read a article that describes the caracteristics of anonymous communication protocols. One of their is the synchronization. A protocoles can be asynchronous or synchronous. This is the definitions ...
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Why people advice to use Riseup.net and SecurityKISS VPN? [closed]

As I see here people always advice to use Riseup.net VPN or SecurityKISS. I just want to ask why people here advice soo much to use that 2 vpns and what are their pros compared to other VPN's. As I ...
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“Save As PDF” using Orfox for Android

Using the Orfox browser on a rooted Android device, does saving an image as PDF reveal my true IP adress? I consider this a comfortable way to circumvent save image and screenshot restrictions. But is ...
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what is the recommended OS for accessing dark web through tor to maintain anonymity also using virtual machine?

I like to access dark web and i know it is not safe to access through windows. What is the recommended OS to access dark web other than windows. will it affect my anonymity if I use that OS through ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...