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Chromium browser bundle

What is the current state of porting the TBB from Firefox to Chromium? Several years back the Tor Project blog mentioned work by the Chromium developers to implement the needed APIs; since then, ...
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Is it safe to import bookmarks?

Is is safe to import bookmarks from another browser into the Tor Browser? How can I import my bookmarks if it is safe? I have not tried anything because I am not sure
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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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Does Tor work with WebRTC?

WebRTC is yet another technology that has the possibility to change the face of the web, but is it supported in Tor ? Searching the tor-dev mailing, there is this thread on the WebRTC but it is ...
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OnionBrowser for iOS — how secure is it?

Currently it seems there are no torproject.org "officially sanctioned" solutions for iOS. However, there is a browser called OnionBrowser that passes check.torproject.org and is able to access hidden ...
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Failed to connect to Tor network?

I tried connecting to the Tor network. Each time it stops at Loading Network Status . This is the log file: 27-05-2015 10:54:40.877 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-...
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Does a Tor enabled browser affect other browsers?

If I'm running the Tor browser and Google Chrome at the same time will my Chrome browser affect the anonymity of my Tor browser?
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Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address?

Does Tor hide my mac address as well as my IP address? And what about if I have another browser such as IE or Firefox open at the same time as Tor, but not in Tor?
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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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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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Unable to connect in China

I'm from the UK, but I work as an English teacher in China. Usually I get around the Chinese firewall by using a VPN, but lately the government has been stepping up their efforts to block these, so I ...
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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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How can I use Tor as a proxy for another browser?

I know you're not supposed to do this if you want maximum security, but the Tor Browser is not rendering a page (probably broken HTML), and I'd like to use Chrome or Safari to render the page. I see ...
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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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In Tor Browser Bundle how can I manually use a proxy address without turning off Tor?

When I use Tor Browser, the Tor button next to the address bar says "Tor Disabled" whenever I try to manually configure a certain HTTP/HTTPS proxy IP address. Is there any possible way to use a ...
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Site login does not persist

When trying to post a comment in some tech forums using Tor, I log in (accepted), type my comments and try to submit them. I am then taken to the login window where I am required to log in again and ...
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TorButton Warning and SSL

A little new to Tor, been taking a closer look at how requests happen in the browser. At the top when I open Tools >> Web Developer >> Browser Console and start browsing the web I notice a few things: ...
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Tor browser and Google hangouts

I use tor browser for Gmail and Google+ account since April. It used to works good, but I have to switch on JavaScripts, of course. Gmail chat used to works good, but since today or yesterday Google ...
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Load an html file in tails browser while offline?

Using tails 2.1, I am trying to open an html file in a browser from persistent storage / or usb drive. If I try to open in Tor browser (default), it is not loaded at all. (I tried disabling all add-...
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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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Does Tor prevent people from finding the sites you visited before dowloading Tor, or does it only block your history after downloading Tor?

The title is my question--does Tor block access to your internet browsing history before you download Tor, or does it block access to your internet use after downloading Tor?
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Configuring Tor browser to exclude exits with “tor” in hostname

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure Tor Browser to exclude circuits with exit relays whose hostnames contain "tor"? For example, these exit relays are unwanted: Host Name: arachnidefr94....
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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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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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Gmail and Gtalk over Tor suggestions

How should one best access Google communications and social services, like Gmail, Talk/Hangouts, and maybe G+ over Tor? I'll propose the default threat model for interacting with Google as : We've ...
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Run multiple Tor browsers [duplicate]

I want to run multiple instances of Tor browser with each having their own unique IP. How can I do this on windows server 2012?
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How to use Tor with Google Chrome?

I followed online advices to run google-chrome with tor (on Ubuntu 16.04) tor & 2&>1 >/dev/null /usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --proxy-server="localhost:9050;https=localhost:9050;socks=...
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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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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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Tor Anonymous Level Mixing

Tor's website advises against mixing levels of anonymity, but does this apply across browsers? That is, can I browse websites in Firefox, chrome, IE etc without exposing my Tor traffic in Vidalia? ...
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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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Why does Tor Browser use Firefox?

Why does Tor Browser use 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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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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How to torify a web browser?

I have successfully torified a program in terminal under Ubuntu, following https://linuxaria.com/howto/how-to-anonymize-the-programs-from-your-terminal-with-torify: In this example we’ll keep all ...
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IDM CC extension is not working in Tor browser

IDM CC which is used to work fine with Mozilla browser, is not working in Tor browser, even though it is successfully installed in Tor browser. For an example, when a video is being played the IDM ...
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Browsing with Tor bundle and without at the same time

I'd like to know how safe is it to use the Tor-browser-bundle (for linux, in case it matters) at the same time as another browser (firefox, in case it matters) normally installed, and why. Now I am ...
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Multiple Browsers on Mac

Can I keep Tor and another browser on my Mac i.e. Safari so I can use the other browser to see videos (Flash?)
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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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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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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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i can`t download Tor Browser [duplicate]

i can`t download Tor browser.when i tried to enter it blocks
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Setup Tor Browser as a regular browser [duplicate]

How do you setup Tor Browser as a regular browser? I want everything working just like with a regular browser, all tracking cookies etc. working just with relay. At the moment I am trying to ...
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OONI Hackathon Berlin [closed]

I just wanted to ask if I could also go to the "Hackathon" to find out more about the Tor Browser because I'm doing a presentation about it in school.
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Are Tor server IPs recently blocked to access China Network?

In the recent weeks, I (from outside China) try to use tor to browse http websites (esp those major public ones) hosted in China. But it turns out that the browser is always "waiting for xxx.xxx.com .....
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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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TOR/Firefox freeze on fresh Windows 8.1 install

(yeah - I know - 8.1 sucks but I need this install for a work gig) Just wiped a system, reinstalled w/ W8.1 (x64), 8 gigs of RAM, i5, SSD - runs like a champ. Downloaded TOR, saved it to my Downloads ...
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Tor will not allow me to view . onion sites [duplicate]

I downloaded Tor a few days ago and It will not allow me to see any .onion sites. All other sites seem to be working but when I try hidden services I get Firefox can't establish a connection to the ...
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Is my anonymity compromised when I am in the clearnet with another browser while surfing with Tor? [duplicate]

Sometimes I am surfing anonymously via Tor and parallelly with a regular browser in the clearnet. Is it anyhow unsecure to do so? Should I use Tor exclusively when I want to remain anonymous? (There ...
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If i download Tor will i keep my other browsers and be able to use them still?

I just wanna know if it will make it my default browser and get rid of my other ones or what