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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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How can I use Tor without my ISP knowing?

I guess my first question should be, does my ISP know when I'm using Tor? I read somewhere that they do. In that case, the anonymity offered by Tor is rather limited. If someone suspects I posted ...
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Reset to default browser size

I accidentally resized tor browser. How to change back to default size without restart?
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Does my ISP know if I download Tor?

Does my Internet service provider know when and if I download Tor? How could I prevent that?
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Is it safe to open darknet websites on chrome?

Yes, we can open darknet sites on latest chrome without appending any strings like .to. But my concern is risk of losing annonimity. Is their any such issues in accessing darknet via Chrome?
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Is a Tor Download anonymos when pausing and resuming it?

I recently downloaded a file through Tor Browser. The download speed was, let's say 0.5 MB/s. After pausing and resuming the download, the speed jumped up to 3MB/s. So I am wondering if the ...
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Is it safe to have Java installed in my computer if I'm using the Tor browser?

Could Java somehow identify me? Should I uninstall Java from my computer if I want to use the Tor browser anonymously?
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How Can I Stop Extension Fingerprinting in Tor?

Since using many extensions (browser addons) in tor can increase your browser fingerprint, is there a way to stop this?
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How can b-ok.cc website track my number of books downloaded even after using TOR browser?

There is this website https://b-ok.cc/s/ I was using to download some book I needed. This website has a daily limit of 5 book downlods per day and it does this by tracking the IP I was using. So I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is tor browser and anon surf both the same?

I am very new to using proxy chains, and since I was worried about messing up while setting up a proper proxy chain I have been using tor browser. Is using tor browser same as using proxy chain using ...
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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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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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Use Kindle for PC Anonymously

I would like to read Kindle books anonymously, to protect my identity from being used against me (for example, employment opportunities, reputtaion, etc). I have tried using Tor and the kindle cloud ...
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Danger? I am trying to access a site that has Google Captcha

Can Google Captcha trace tor users? It asked me to copy and past this and that bla bla bla. But it's from Google. Am I being tricked into revealing my IP?
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Simmilar to orbot the tor android app can we use Orxify to anonymize the Android traffic without any configuration of the ports

Here's a question in which the OP asks can we use the android app called Orxify which claims to use the Tor network and automatically configures the ports. I know that in order to anonymize the ...
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Which one is preferable :electrum or blockchain.info in the sense of anonymity?

What is better option, electrum or blockchain.info when using Tor, regarding anonymity? I read here: http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-tor-anonymity-can-busted-2500-month/ that it's possible to ...
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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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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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Safe or Dangerous? Attach image to e-mail delivered via Tor

For example, someone wants to be anonymous and created a dummy Yahoo e-mail account, now he wants to send an image over the newly created email via Tor. Does this protect his anonymity? Can you ...
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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 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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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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Kronymous 0.2.8 is working with Chrome 59.0.3071.9 (official Build) dev (at 64 bit)?

According with this post,kronymous 0.2.8 seems to work with the the Developer Channel 58.0.3029.31 (Official Build) dev (32-bit),so I have tried to check if it was true. I have installed Chrome 59.0....
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Increasing number of middle relays weakens the anonymity?

Tor nodes build encrypted TLS sessions between neighbors to multiplex circuits of users. Multiplexing helps to anonymize users (?). With an increasing number of middle relays multiplexing becomes ...
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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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Send emails to external addresses

I would want to send emails to external addresses from an external web site (for example contact@mywebsite.com or .org etc) from my mail2tor account, but I received the next e-mail: Subject:   ...
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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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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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Orbot shut down! In logs said “Definitely notthe fbi” What does that mean?

My Orbot App Stopped is Bootleg even though it was 100%. After it shit down it said " Definitely Not The Fbi" What Does this mean? Im assuming a warning. I Shut the process down. Cleared data and cut ...
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Is there an .onion page for Google?

Tor is awesome, but to get maximum security, you should use the .onion pages. DuckDuckGo has an .onion version of its search site, but is there an equivalent for Google?
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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. I'd like to use Tor Browser to connect to a website that blocks Tor IP addresses by using an open proxy after Tor. It ...
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How does the loopback provide no deanonymizing information?

On page 99 of the book "Practical Anonymity: Hiding in Plain Sight Online", there's this passage about HiddenServicePort: Generally, you would to keen the hidden service address as the loopback ...
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Can government agencies track what sites I'm visiting when using Tor?

Can agencies such as the NSA or GCHQ track what websites I'm visiting if I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle? What about hidden services?
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Track Tor circuit via ISP logs

I have some question about the very basics of tor, as this keeps bugging me now for some time: As far as I know every tor node is only aware of the ip address of the following node. For example the ...
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it seems that tor can not hide ip address [duplicate]

Based on American sanctions law it is prohibited to visit some sites like https://www.ti.com from Iran. As an electronic student in Iran I hopefully used Tor, but it did not work. Other solutions like ...
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How often should i click on “Create new identity”?

I know that this is to clear cache, cookies, DNS and also other things that i don't know. I want to know when should i "Create new identity".
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How is data encrypted and decrypted in onion routing?

I read that onion proxy adds a layer of abstraction for each onion router in a route,and each onion router just removes a layer of encryption then does onion proxy knows about all onion routers in the ...
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Tor Warning Against Maximizing Window

When I maximize Tor, it says this: How can my monitor size be used to track me? I mean, I guess if I have a certain brand, you can rule out some countries, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one ...
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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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Using Orfox/Orbot with ExpressVPN for Android

Done a lot of reading on this subject recently, and I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly. I activate my VPN, then activate Orbot, and run OrFox (tor browser) through the orbot browser tab. ...
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Can anyone explain the following Orbot error

I was asleep while Orbot was up and the following lines came up. I'm worried because I've never encountered words like totallyninja, spying, etc. from Orbot before so I'm wondering what they mean: ...
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How can I connect to my vps through Tor?

I need a static IP address, so I decided to rent a vps. Is there a way to establish SSH tunnel passing first through tor so anonymize my ISP IP? I’m using Whonix OS.
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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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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, ...