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Censorship is the suppression of information and is often done by governments.

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How to create a StackExchange account on Tor?

How can I create an account on stackexchange.com using Tor Browser? I am an at-risk user who uses Tor for physical security. For the safety of my family, I only access the Internet with TAILS. I need ...
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Why does Orbot on iPadOS keep failing to connect to Tor?

In order to connect to Tor on my iPad, I use the Orbot app. However, recently the app started constantly failing to connect with the following error messages (the IP addresses of the Tor bridges are ...
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Is it possible to a onion server to be censored?

I can see from the answer to "How exactly do onion addresses work" that the tor protocol needs to upload the hidden service descriptor in item 6, to a distributed hash table (DHT). Is it not ...
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Does running a tor bridge from the same public IP as a relay before make such bridge prone to censorship?

My ISP changes my public IP about once a year. I used to run a public middle relay for a couple of weeks, and then I changed my mind and decided to operate a bridge. Let us assume that my adversary ...
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Tor bridges all blocked (Cannot connect) (Smoothwall HTTPS Interception)

I have attempted to connect to the tor network through all manner of bridges including from directly requested from bridgedb but still cannot connect 4/28/21, 01:21:07.362 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is ...
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Do bridges become useless after a certain amount of time?

After a specific amount of time, do bridges generated from https://bridges.torproject.org become useless in circumventing Tor censorship? Do these bridges eventually become recognized as Tor bridges? ...
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If countries which censor the Tor network control bridges, they can identify Tor users in their own country and take action

If any country censoring Tor, such as Iran or China, decided to host bridge relays, won't they be able to figure out where Tor users are and then could take action? For example, if the Chinese ...
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How do i block websites in the tor browser, productivity filter

I need to block a bunch of different websites, otherwise my productivity goes to crap. There have been a couple of questions asked here, but no one has given a good answer that I can see. How to block ...
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Problem connecting, socks failure

Recently I'm not able to connect anymore to Tor and other vpns through my provider who blocks access to them. I reinstalled Tor, got bridges from the email, but it still doesn't work. The log says : [...
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TICKET_CREATE privileges - Can't create a ticket on the tracker

I have a problem regarding a specific package (obfs-proxy) which for some reason is not availabe anymore(at least not on archlinux anyway) and wanted to create a ticket on the trac but apparently I ...
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Having trouble connecting to tor via cli but TorBrowser connects without Problems

I'm trying to run tor via terminal because I just need the proxy functionality and not all the other stuff TorBrowser offers. I'm on macOS and installed tor using brew install tor tor is censored on ...
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I can only access the internet through TOR

Something really weird has been happening, I've trying to access a bunch of sites like stackexchange.com twitter.com google.com reddit.com and a lot more through my normal connection with chrome/...
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Our systems have detected unusual traffic

YouTube is censored in my country and every time i open it in Tor i face below text and its take my time to pass human check . what can i do? Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your ...
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Is websites/services hosted on tor network safe?

I understand that a server can run services (such as nginx) then listen to localhost, then run Tor Server to create a unique tor address and accept traffic from other Tor Servers into it. My question ...
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IRAN blocked tor network, THE NEW CHINA?

recently we noticed that Iran's government by using firewall or blocking tor exit nodes or .... has blocked access to websites hosted inside, no websites inside Iran is accessible via tor. we thought ...
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How does tor keep the list of bridges secret?

List of all entry/exit/relays are public knowledge and ISPs / govts can use it to block access to tor. How are bridges different in this respect? From my understanding anyone can request for bridge ...
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Tor bridges and how they avoid censorship

Censorship to the tor network is an option as the ISPs can detect an attempt of connection to one of the known tor nodes, as these are public. But if I as a user of the tor network can gain access to ...
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I can't ask questions using Tor on tor.stackexchange.com

I use Tor Browser 7.5.2 on Windows 7 and apparently I can't post question on tor.stackexchange.com (this website), I usually always post question on stackexchange using Tor but this time I can't (see ...
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Tor Browser not able to open sites

I am not able to open any sites with tor browser from my win 10 laptop in office, even though I could do this earlier. I suspect my IT admin is now blocking tor through the office router/firewall. ...
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Is there a way to find out if a site is blocking Tor?

I'm seeking something like https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/, but for testing if a site is blocking Tor requests. Does such a beast exist? Thanks in advance.
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censorship and tbb exit nodes.

The three gifts that tor and tbb give are anonymity, privacy and no censorship or so I believed. For last few days/weeks I have been observing that quite a few domains don't work on tor anymore. While ...
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Prevent traffic correlation/timing attack

When running a hidden service, should the operator run own entry guard? Logic be that if the entry guard run by operator, no possible way for traffic correlation by malicious people. Traffic ...
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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

I decide to try orbot in a heavily censored environment and can't get it to work. ppl suggests try to put a few bridges in the setting menu. I tried a few obfs3 and obfs4 bridges, and it doesn't help, ...
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counting number of Tor users

Does the number of directory requests, reported for estimating the number of Tor clients, count the number of requests irrespective of whether or not the consensus was successfully downloaded by the ...
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

In response to the blocking of Tor in even more countries and organisations, I decided to set up a (private) bridge. I would like the bridge to: be accessible to users with strict outgoing connection ...
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public key not found

Good time of the day! I downloaded Tor source code and the signature on a new board, started to check it - and it does not verify! OS is Armbian, no GPG-stuff was ever performed on the installation, i....
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Avoiding exit-nodes with ISP-/country-based blocks of a site?

Is it possible to avoid exit-nodes where a site is blocked by the exit-node's ISP (or - I guess - government)? So my questions are: Can specific exit-nodes be "turned off"? Can groups of exit nodes ...
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There is a bridge eror [duplicate]

I am from Turkey where the Tor network is censored. I am using Tails 2.10 so I needed to use bridges which I took from https://bridges.torproject.org/. They were obfs4 bridges. I did tried it multiple ...
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How to suggest ideas to the Tor project

I would like to submit one idea to the Tor project, that I found interesting and not implemented yet. Where can I submit this idea ?
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In China, Meek-azure and Meek-amazon can not be used, the following is the log, how can we use Meek?

2017/2/25 15:31:20.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 2017/2/25 15:31:30.600 [NOTICE] ...
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Loading tor browser gets stuck at establishing encrypted directory connection [duplicate]

19-Feb-17 22:09:06 PM.800 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 19-Feb-17 22:09:06 PM.800 [NOTICE] ...
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is OONI Explorer from Tor project trustworthy? Do only non-western countries block sites?

I was very much surprised with those test results for Germany. 1,274,673 Measurements Collected (...) Top level domain .de Percent of population using the internet 86.8% (2014 est.) Total ...
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Tor is blocked for me now (I'm in turkey) what can I do?

I tried to use the Tor Browser but it doesn't seem to work, I'm in turkey
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The site I'm trying to access blocks Tor, what can I do? [duplicate]

I'm trying to access a site, but it blocks Tor, what can I do?
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What's keeping [insert dictatorship here] from blocking all bridges after first use?

I'm curious as to why the following method isn't used by state-level censors to detect ALL kinds of Tor bridges, even obfuscated ones, and automatically block them for their population: You run mass ...
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Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities?

Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities? Or does the client reach the directory authorities to fetch the consensus only after building a circuit so that we have {...
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Can Wireshark/OpenDNS/etc. Expose Tor Traffic?

If I sniff packets or DNS requests using Wireshark, OpenDNS, or a similar tool, will I only see (via wireshark) that a TOR user has connected to a TOR entry node, or will I be able at all to determine ...
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Is there a way to upload information to server using Tor and regular google search will find it? [closed]

Is there a way to upload information to server so there won't be a way to detect its real IP such as by using TOR. In addition, the content of it will be shown in regular browser google search? Is ...
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How to get into Tor network if provider is using deep packet inspection?

I have been using Tor on Linux for at least 5 years, without a problem from within enterprise network. I have set Tor network like a year or two ago to only use 80 and 443 ports to get pass the ...
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Is it useful to use ISP's DHCP to regularly change IP address of bridge relays?

I maintain a few Tor middle relays on different broadband connections, so I’m relatively familiar with running the Tor software on small Linux and FreeBSD servers. My next project might be to set up ...
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OBFS4 doesnt connect in iran [duplicate]

I'm using Tor Browser 6.5a1 in Iran. Problem is obfs4 doesn't connect. I already tried using obfs4 bridges but it wasn't helpful. 09/07/2016 07:29:09 ق.ظ.700 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will ...
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My ISP censors connections and recently, tor doesn't connect. What might be the reason? [duplicate]

6/24/2016 21:20:26 PM.300 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 6/24/2016 21:56:19 PM.800 [NOTICE] ...
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How to connect through Terminal in OSx

My ISP blocks OpenVPN but i can connect to Tor using obfsproxy (I have to add a socks proxy to obfsproxy config otherwise it won't work either). I used obfsproxy as a socks proxy (localhost 9150) in ...
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Tor is not connecting on windows 7 [duplicate]

I have tried using Bridges and all i get is this report: 02/06/2016 19:46:45 p.m..800 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all ...
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I cannot access tor on my network? my network is secured by Cyberoam. Any help? [duplicate]

My college network is secured by Cyberoam. I downloaded TOR but I m not able to set it up . Actually I don't know what the problem is but I think that Cyberoam has blocked the TOR application. Please ...
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How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

I wanted to install a program on terminal but it's blocked. How do I torfiy my terminal to fetch the package over Tor?
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A website is stopping access from Tor, are there any solutions?

Here's the issue with a website. When I used VPN plus Tor: I got banned. When I use VPN (but use a normal browser), I am Ok and can normally do what I have to do at that website. So, if the Tor ...
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Facebook mobile phone activation

Why does the hidden service of facebook (http://facebookcorewwwi.onion) ask for a mobile phone verification? Isn't the goal of TOR to be able to visit pages which are censored in some countries (e.g. ...
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Tor and Orbot not working in Ethiopia

The only ISP in Ethiopia (government owned) has been trying so hard to silence and disconnect bloggers, journalists and activists from the world ever since the current dictatorship came to power. ...
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I want to use a private obfs4 tor bridge, without tor

I got my own server somewhere out there in the free internet, and I would like to connect to it via obfs4 and use it as proxy to circumvent local censorship. As far as I know, obfs4 requires a tor ...
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