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Cannot force Tor Browser to use exit nodes from specified country

I might experience a bug here. I cannot select a specific country as exit node. I am using debian 10 with a standalone torbrowser version 11.0.11 (I will update soon, but I don't think it is a version ...
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Tor exited during startup on fresh install

I have used the Tor browser for a long time with no problem, but I got a new laptop recently and every time I install and run Tor, I get the same error. Tor exited during startup. This might be due to ...
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Tor Browser is not working in the new Tails 3.3 version

The browser simple doesn't load. When I click in the icon both in the favorites or Internet menu nothing happens. When I try using the command line (through tor-browser command) it shows this: The ...
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Why does Tor Browser not store search history?

Search history is private anyway, websites don't see it, so I dont see how not saving search history is a privacy benefit. Why does Tor not save history?
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Where is the default download directory in Tor Browser?

When I mention the default download directory, what I mean is the directory where Tor places files downloaded from the internet, and not the directory where Tor itself is downloaded when updated. I ...
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How to show the Tor Browser, again the menu items that are hidden compared to the esr version?

The Tor Browser is based on a Firefox-esr browser. Source: https://www.linux-magazin.de/news/kritische-luecken-in-firefox-esr-thunderbird-und-tor-browser/ With the Tor Browser, some menu items that ...
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Viewing videos using Tor Browser & anonimity

In some security guides listed that when you watching videos via Tor your real IP gets or might be disclosed. One of them says "You should turn off media.play-stand-alone and peerconnection....
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Using torify with another browser?

How do you use torify with another browser through a bridge? (because tor is blocked by the ISP)
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Can't set master password in the tor browser

I'm using the tor browser version 10.5.2 in whonix 15, everything works, except that I cannot save logins in the tor browser because every time I try to setup a master password, a popup window appears,...
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is it safe to download Tor browser from other browser

1.i just learnt about Tor, and i'd like to know where is the best place to download Tor browser,i feel downloading from the google play store or another browser might have a negative effect on the ...
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Tor Browser failed to start under Selenium

Trying to connect to tor via selenium for the first time. Using Windows 7 64 ...Getting this error code.. selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: Process unexpectedly closed with ...
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What is the difference between the Tor browser initiated by Firefox v68.9.0esr and Brave Version 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0?

I'm using Tor browser initiated through Firefox v68.9.0esr and Brave Version 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0 interchangeably for quite some time now. While automating I'm able to able to start a Mozilla based ...
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I't to know if i can hide my identity from world to do my social causes near me

I'm running Tor in Windows. Getting error "Unable to find Proxy for private or normal mode". I'd to know if I can hide my identity from world to do my social causes near me.
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Will Tor Browser for Android receive Updates automatically or do I need to have an App Store installed for that?

Do I need to have an app store installed in order to get Tor updates on Android, or will Tor download updates automatically by himself (like Tor Browser on Desktop does)?
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tor failed to establish a network connection

IDK whats the problem, it worked till now. Blockquote 7/10/2018 13:08:01 PM.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all ...
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AdBlock extension in TorBrowser using a lot of CPU power

I upgraded my TorBrowser to 11.0.1, and started noticing that the CPU in my machine is now doing a lot of work when I open TorBrowser. CPU load of 140-150% is reported used on TorBrowser (a CPU with ...
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Tor Browser always display substitute tofu character after update

I am running Fedora 35 Workstation. With Tor Browser 10.x everything was fine. After update to Tor Browser 11.0, Tor Browser displays the tofu substitute characters in all places instead of the actual ...
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Tor vs Brave - which is technically more effective to hinder user tracking - fingerprint generalization or randomization?

TOR's method to countering fingerprinting is to make as many users "appear the same" as possible, let us call this to "generalize". While Brave tries to randomize all fingerprints of each and every ...
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What is DuckDuckGo and how is it related to Tor browser?

I just installed Tor and on the page I see a place to type questions into something called DuckDuckGo, but not “tor browser”. Am I missing something?
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What is the best practice for browsing without the Tor Browser?

The Tor Browser is only available for: Intel-based 32 and 64-bit machines and only for Mac, Windows, and Linux. However if you are using *BSD, or are using a non-Intel system such as ARM, you can use ...
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using tor broswer same time as brave with tor

today i was thinking of situation: say i start tor browser and i browse internet with it. and later i start brave browser's window with tor. lets say i use both for different websites but ...
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Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?

Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?
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Never using Tails and Tor from home IP address but still caught

If a system using Tails and Tor always connects to public wifi in a city far away from someone's home IP address, what are all the different ways this would backfire such that authorities still manage ...
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Why does having a second non-Tor browser open compromise your anonymity on Tor?

Using Tor by itself gives anonymity, but I heard that you must avoid opening a clearnet web browser at the same time as Tor otherwise it can leak your identity. Why and how does the second browser ...
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Which major sites block Tails and Tor visitors from creating user accounts?

This documentation discusses how networks can fingerprint a user who's using Tails OS https://tails.boum.org/doc/about/fingerprint/index.en.html There's plenty of write-ups on how Tails and Tor ...
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TOR 10: An Error Occurred ‘try again’ Playback ID on YouTube

After updating to TOR 10 I've got "An Error Occurred ‘try again’ Playback ID on YouTube". I tried many ways to solve it, nothing helped, but the downgrade to the previous version.
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Tor browser user-agent strings

What is the current user-agent string(s) of the Tor browser? What user-agent strings has the Tor browser (and older Tor software) used in the past?
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Access tor sites without installing a tor browser, but via a PHP url?

Can one setup some type of PHP service that routes url info to a PHP script that outputs tor websites without having to install a tor browser on our client machine?
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Can I log in if I browse with Tor? Is it safe?

If I browse with Tor, can I log in to my gmail, skydrive, etc. account? Doesn'T google, microsoft etc know then its me? I don't get that, thank you for explaining this to me.
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How to open V3 onion links using Onion Browser Button for Chrome?

I am using Onion Browser Button addons for Chrome on Windows 10. And I can't to access V3 .onion links. I had been asked lot of times to developer to build a new version, but no answer. Anyone knows ...
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Browser Fingerprinting in TAILS

How concerned should I be about fingerprinting of my browser in TAILS? I am not sure what I can do. How can I minimize the risks of browser fingerprinting?
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viewing files on local machine via tor browser

How does Tor browser handle opening, local files such as html pages & php stored on my own computer. would it a) just open it directly from my pc hard-drive. or b) re-route it via several other ...
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How come is Firefox over TOR capable of reaching TOR services?

So, I've recently, for the sake of experiment, done something that isn't recommended: I've configured Firefox to use the TOR Socks listener as a proxy. As I expected, the regular sites, such as Bing (...
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Whatsapp Web QR Code flashes and vanishes

I am using Tor browser 7.5.6 (latest, 32 bits) on windows 10. I like to use Whatsapp on web. So I go to : https://web.whatsapp.com/ The site shows a QR code which I scan with my phone. And boom! I ...
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Why isnt possible update to TOR 8.5.1 in Tails 3.14 on usb?

I can't update the new TOR in TAILS! Persistent volume and administrator are active. Thank you.
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Have Tor appear to be a different browser

I was wondering is there a way to fool websites into thinking that I am using another browser instead of what I'm really using, Tor Browser. Say I wanted example.com to see me connecting to them using ...
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Visiting Clearnet websites using Tor Browser

Does using the Tor Browser to visit Clearnet websites provide more privacy than visiting the same Clearnet websites using retail Firefox?
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Cloudflare's new .onion DNS resolver?

Cloudflare recently announced their new "hidden DNS resolver". https://dns4torpnlfs2ifuz2s2yf3fc7rdmsbhm6rw75euj35pac6ap25zgqad.onion/ I'm wondering if it can be used with the tor browser or the ...
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Error message "Cannot load XPCOM" at the start of Tor Browser

When I open the Tor Browser Bundle I get an error message from Firefox: "Cannot load XPCOM". How can I start the Tor Browser?
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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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Why did NoScript in my TorBrowser change to "Allow all scripts Globally" on its own?

Today I noticed that NoScript in TorBrowser has allowed all scripts globally! I've had them disabled by default ever since I formated the disc. I didn't change any NoScript settings. Both my laptop's ...
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How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser

How to make tor browser work with the system tor service rather than the tor service provided with the browser. Certain files in the Browser folder must be changed. PS: I start the tor service on ...
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Why does Firefox show as my browser and not Tor?

Why does Firefox show as my browser when I access a site, such as AOL? I thought Tor was my browser. What does Firefox have to do with this site?
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DuckDuckGo does not work correctly through Tor

When I link to DuckDuckGo from the Tor Browser it always comes up without the menu bar for DDG. This results in me not being able to change the settings, consequently it is always loaded with search ...
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"HOWEVER, this browser is out of date"

I keep getting the browser is out of date message even tho I click on the onion, download the latest Tor Bundle & install it. Any suggestions? I'm asking because I sometimes have an issue with ...
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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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Unable to connect to localhost or 127.0.0.1

I am trying to setup onion hidden service and i am using xampp default apache web server. I setup everything correctly and got my hostname and private key but the main problem i am getting is that i ...
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Do I have to uninstall my other browsers before using Tor Browser Bundle?

I'm new to Tor and not a computer whiz. I use IE and Chrome, or have done until now and have no idea how many cookies are around. Will my searches on Tor Browser Bundle be totally anonymous with the ...
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Is it recommend to use Tor browser to buy things online?

I know that you'll have the same identity (IP) on the same site but since it's not your own IP (in another word you're connecting the site through other device) is it safe (recommend) to buy things ...
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How does Tor browser find hidden websites [closed]

I was reading about search engines and i have seen that google for example is crawling and expending it's indexes by finding new links inside of the current websites he is scanning at the time. So my ...