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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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how to make myself anonymous at the other end of an app

I need to run an android app on mac to investigate something. How would I do this anonymously? I was thinking of running an android emulator on my mac and make all the traffic go through tor. ...
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How secure is it to use Tor on an outdated OSX

Hi :) I'm unable to update my OSX and it needs to be updated. Does the fact that my OSX is outdated make TOR less secure to use?
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Is there an orbot equivalet app for Desktop?

I've been using Orbot for Android for a while and having a great experience with it. I always thought it would be slow and so on. Now, for Desktop, I can't find an equivalent to Orbot, that would ...
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have instructions on installing Tails via Mojave — what about Catalina?

ought I follow the instructions given or would I need to anything differently? currently using macOS 10.15.1, i.e. the latest version of Catalina.
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Tor won't even lauch

I am using OS X Mojave and I have downloaded Tor browser on the official website. However when I try to lauch as usual, an error message appears stating that Tos has been closed during launch. Even ...
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trouble adding bridges

I'm trying to add bridges to Tor but it has now been two hours and I'm still getting the "loading relay information" message; is this normal? ; I'm currently running 143 Mbps
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Failing to set up TOR for command-line use on Mac

I'm failing to make every command in terminal (and ideally every MacOS app) to connect via TOR network by default in MacOS. A simple test works when I expicitly request to use TOR proxy: curl --...
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TorBrowser installer can't be opened

I am running an iMac OS 10.15 (Catalina) and tried to install TorBrowser. I successfully downloaded the .dmg, but when I tried to load it I received an error message "updater can't be opened because ...
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Why is there no stand-alone Tor binaries for OS X and Linux on dist?

I have used the stand-alone Windows ZIP file (with just tor.exe) in it with great success: https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/8.5.4/tor-win32-0.4.0.5.zip However there doesn't seem to be any ...
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“Tor unexpectedly exited” on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta

I'm having trouble launching Tor Browser on MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 Beta. I get the "Tor unexpectedly exited" message and haven't been able to launch it. Copying the Tor Logs returns no errors. Any ...
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Why does Tor Browser make mds_stores use so much CPU on macOS?

Everytime I actively use Tor Browser, the mds_stores process in the Activity Monitor uses 95-100% of the CPU. I have to wait about ten minutes for mds_stores to return to normal CPU usage (< 0.5%) ...
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Tor on guest account

Tor works fine for me as a normal user. However, to get utmost privacy I want to use Tor from the Mac standard guest account. This is denied with "The program Torbrowser cannot be started on this ...
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What is the safest OS to use Tor while being untraceable

I heard that Microsoft Windows and Mac OS were not safe, and that unix-like based OS like Ubuntu or Debian were better. Is it true? If yes, why the 2 first are not recommendable ? What is the ...
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Older versions of Tor

I'm using Mac OS X, Version 10.6.8, how can I use Tor? I tried downloading the latest version, shown here: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en Obviously that did not work as ...
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Can't start Tor after upgrade to newest version

I Have just upgraded Tor after having been prompted to do so when starting the version, which worked. Now, at the re-start of Tor I get the attached pop-up screen. When restarting I always come back ...
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Can't run Tor on Mac Book pro

I have installed Tor Browser Version 7.5.6 - OS X (10.9+) for my Mac Book Pro, but can't start the browser. I click "Connect" and "Remove settings and connect" but I get the errors that I have pasted ...
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Tor on a USB drive on different operating systems

According to the documentation: If you want to move it to a different computer or limit the traces you leave behind, save it to a USB disk. But this is only mentioned for Windows instructions. I ...
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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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Use TorBrowser when tor is already running (osx)

I followed a tutorial and now I have Homebrew tor running in the background at all times for use by an unrelated application. But now I can't use Tor Browser. I typed tor into Terminal and I get ...
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Setup for Tor in school network

I'm trying to use TorBrowser in my school network, however it is stuck establishing a connection: Establishing a Tor circuit... This is using the connect option without any custom settings. For ...
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What happens when you add a .to or .direct or .city to an onion link? [closed]

So I thought that would happen if I type an .onion address into safari and add a .to to the address without deleting .onion while doing this I was using a VPN but the page did not open so I tried ....
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I downloaded Tor and can't for the life of me OPEN it

I downloaded Tor and can't for the life of me OPEN it. I am on a Mac os Sierra 10.12.6 I have spent about 45 minutes with two people and it's just a dead, flat file - more like an image of a file than ...
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Problems With Toc/Mac

First time using and installing Tor. I click on "Connect" and "Remove Definitions and Connect".. and it give me the message: "Impossible to save the Tor Configurations".. The log is: 30/11/17 23:59:...
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Tor Unexpectedly Exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program… MAC OSX Sierra

Seen many posts on this with no working solution. Installed Tor via website for Mac OS Sierra. Can't see any other Tor process running in Activity Monitor. Inside my torbrowser.app I double clicked ...
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Solved: Can no longer start Tor on macOS High Sierra 10.13 since upgrading to 7.0.8

Update: I fixed the problem. The crucial step after deleting the app and the TorBrowser-Data folder was rebooting my Mac before re-installing. After that, everything worked just fine. I've been using ...
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TorBrowser on macOS High Sierra playback issue

I'm experiencing video/audio playback issues on the actual version of TorBrowser installed on macOS High Sierra. I think it's about HLS.js library: https://video-dev.github.io/hls.js/demo/ It seems ...
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videos does not work on macOS

After the update on macOS high sierra, videos does not work on all sites. I'm using a tor browser (7.0.6). How to fix it?
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Why can't I connect to an .onion site on safari?

I have a question and I also have a doubt why I can't connect to deep web it loads then shows this: And should I worry about maybe some malware could have been injected to my computer or accessed my ...
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Can't even open TorBrowser?

Every time I open TorBrowser on my new 2017 Macbook, it says "Tor unexpectedly exited. This might be due to a bug in Tor itself, another program on your system, or faulty hardware. Until you restart ...
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What type of tor node am I running? [duplicate]

I'm new to tor. I'm wondering in my situation, whether other people can use my computer as a tor exit node or not. I have my Mac (192.168.0.x) running OS X, connecting to my home router(192.168.0.1). ...
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Is it in this case still safe to use Tor

My Macbook Air is to old to use the newer versions of Tor. Is it in this case still safe to use the older Tor version, or do I really have to buy a new computer to use Tor safely?
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osx 10.12.6 “Tor browser quit unexpectedly”

After installing osx 10.12.6 I keep getting "Tor browser quit unexpectedly" every time I try to open it. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks in advance :) Hi. I just noticed that the Tor data ...
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Tor unexpectedly exited macOS

I have MacBook Pro mid 2014 with macOS Sierra v.10.12.4 (16E195). After launching tor (v.7.0.2) produces a message: After restarting nothing happens. Continue button does nothing. Copy Tor Log To ...
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How to start tor as a service in Mac OSX

I have installed tor using brew install tor. I want to run tor as a service like we do in linux sudo service tor start. How can I do this in my Mac OSX terminal? By the way I'm able to start tor using ...
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Unexpected inability to run TOR— said firefox crashed — MAC OS 7.5.x

TOR ran for a week. Then crashed due to "Firefox crash"ing, which I do not have. Says it's avail for Mac 7.0 or higher, and yet, now I cannot download or run either TOR or firefox, only safari. ...
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Tor Browser for Mac 7.x crashes at startup

Tor Browser 7.x for Mac always crashes at start. I tried the stable and experimental versions. No luck. Any idea about what could be wrong? Here is the crash report (at least the beginning): ...
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Cannot Open New Tor 7.0.1 in Mac

I restarted Tor to get the automatic update, but now my computer is telling me that it can't run the new version -- that it doesn't support my computer. I have an OS X 10.8.5. Is there a way to use ...
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TorBrowser version/OS release matrix

I looked everywhere on the Tor Project site and tried to find a document or page that lists the version of TorBrowser and the OS version that it supports. So far, I haven't found anything. I can't ...
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Tor updated and now won't work on my system(OSX 10.7.5). Is there a way to get rid of that update?

The title pretty much says it all. I've been using TOR for about two years with no problems after any update…..until now! I'm on a mac(OSX 10.7.5 Lion) and while it's not the newest(or oldest), i ...
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I have installed TOR and I'cant run it

this is the content of the historial connections. 27/5/17 12:01:52.600 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing ...
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Can't use SOCKS with TBB 7.0a3 — help w/ torrc and unix sockets plz

Currently running TBB 7.0a3 on OS X 10.15. Cannot get any other app to use Tor on any port when bundle is running. Some digging turned up torrc file which contained line: SocksPort unix:"/Users/will/...
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Cloning tails from someone in the Netherlands

For me being not such a smart-tech-minded person, i'm having some difficulties installing tails. I'm using a Mac and somewhere during the installation by Command Line i seem to mess up. I've just ...
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How is a site tracing my location on tor?

On walmart.ca, my location data shows up. I'm using the latest version of TBB 6.5.2 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.4. I am not signed in and it happens during a new start of Tor. The browser is on medium ...
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Mac: how to run multiple instances of Tor browser at the same time with different exit nodes? [duplicate]

I made two profiles of Tor Browser from the command line and I followed this but it didn't work for Mac. I can run both Tor Browser.app and Tor Browser2.app from different ports now, but somehow I can'...
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Getting “Tor won't work with this browser” message [closed]

When I start TOR I get the message on the start page "Something went wrong, Tor won't work with browser". I have included LOG INFO below: 4/22/17, 1:51:19.800 [NOTICE] Bootstrapped 85%: Finishing ...
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Can't find tor-resolve on Mac

Where can I find the tor-resolve program to use in the shell on my mac? I've installed the tor app from the website it works without any problem. Now I need to use the tor-resolve program that ...
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Tor, Mac Anonabox, Linksys switching networks

So I run 2 wireless networks at my house. Both feed into a Charter Cable Modem. The 2 Networks are. A Linksys 5 port wireless router and a 1 port Anonabox that feeds into the Linksys. The problem is ...
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*.onion don't work in Safari

I install Tor via Homebrew. Set SOCKS to localhost:9050 in System Preferences. Go to https://check.torproject.org in Safari and get "Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor." When I ...