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Changing twitter profile picture in tor results in broken / static like image

I am trying to upload new profile picture to twitter using tor (image has all exif data deleted), however once I upload image that twitter displays is broken, it basically just shows colourful ...
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Tor browser's default theme uses os's color scheme. Is it fine? Can this be used for fingerprinting?

Tor browser's default theme uses os's color scheme. Just like firefox. If os is set to dark grey colors lets say, tor uses the same palette. If os is set to shades of black, tor uses the same palette ...
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Why are there unnecssary internal Tor browser pages?

Tor browser has some internal pages inherited from Mozilla Firefox. These include: about:privatebrowsing, about:webrtc, about:mozilla, etc. Since the Tor browser already uses private browsing, does ...
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Why doesn't Tor browser block HTTP by default?

Unencrypted HTTP protocol does not protect data from being modified or intercepted. Without a secure connection, the user could be tracked and monitored, deanonymizing them. However, the Tor browser ...
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.mp4 links fail to open, and other minor things in 10.0.10

Since a few days ago, can't pinpoint the date, .mp4 links fail to open; .webm play fine. These are links to straight .mp4 files, not through custom players, or anything, and they did play before with ...
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How does Tor browser protect against fraudulent pages?

The Tor browser has a setting in about:preferences#privacy to block dangerous and deceptive content. This includes blocking dangerous downloads and warning the user about unwanted and uncommon ...
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How to be more anonymous and safe on Tor

Is it possible to more anonymous and on Tor than this setup and browsing method: Using Tails OS from USB which stores no data on hard drive Using Tor browser on safest mode Always automatically ...
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What are the requirements for onion v3 sites?

What is requirements for Onion v3 sites? Greetings to the experts! I'm not can open any v3-sites (htt_://56characters.onion), but only v2-sites (htt_://16characters.onion) My noob brother must do ...
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Cannot change torrc - file keeps getting overwritten

I want to add custom settings to my torrc file, but every time I start the Tor Browser Bundle, the contents get reset. How do I make the changes permanent?
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Samsung Email Client

I have tor running through Termux on my phone and I was able to set up Firefox Android to use that tor connection without any problems. Now, I'd like to be able to use the stock Samsung Email Client ...
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Latest TOR Browser Bundle update fails to open privacy/security settings tab, strange behavior

I've installed the latest TOR Browser Bundle 9.5.4 ESR for Debian Linux and it doesn't allow access to the privacy/security settings tab any more. If you open Menu > Preferences, the following tabs/...
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Tor client node ignores `set_config` from Stem

I was doing some experiments for a project on a Tor test network. I used Chutney to set up a small network and Stem to control one of the client nodes in the network. Because I made some changes on a ...
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Instructions for bridges do not match the browser tools

There are a few places in the user manuals that talk about bridges. Three different methods of using bridges are mentioned, however, only one of them works. I have looked exhaustively and have been ...
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Configuring Tor to Work in Other Web Browsers

I am trying to configure my internet options so I can use the Tor servers in another browser, specifically Internet Explorer. Yes, I know this is not recommended and it's an old browser, but I need to ...
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How to disable built-in Permanent private browsing Tor?

Tor 9.0.5 always opens in Permanent Private browsing mode, is there any solution to disable this?
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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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setting the security slider to medium

It says that setting the security slider of the torbrowser to medium disables the function which is dangerous. I would like to know what features are considered dangerous and why. And if I set the ...
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The onion disappeared! How can I get it back?

The onion from the high left corner are disappeared. What should I do?
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Proxy problems - New to TOR

I'm new to TOR and mistakingly fiddled with the proxy settings, now I am unable to establish a connection to TOR. This is the message shown: 9/12/18, 16:09:54.536 [WARN] You specified a public ...
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Tor browser opens a certian url in French [duplicate]

Type in www.yahoo.com and it opens in french instead of English as other urls do. How do I make yahoo.com open in English? JD
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TorButton Security settings: Define custom level

Is there a way to define a custom level in the security settings? For example I'd like to use the "safer" preset but allow Javascript on HTTP. The reason is that I use a separate JS blocker which ...
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Tails: How to connect Tails to a Samba network-share?

Quick question: Is there any way to connect Tails to a Samba-based shared-folder in the local network? Now the more difficult part is: Do I have to configure the Samba-server for an access coming ...
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How can I save addon settings in Tor Browser?

I installed a Firefox addon to my Tor Browser and I need to adjust some settings in this addon for it to work properly. Yet, Tor Browser does not save my changes whenever I edit the settings through ...
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How to configure Tor Browser to run securely?

A couple of months ago, I was looking at a youtube video and there were some steps to make Tor secure. For example it was suggested that the users should check that pop up windows are blocked, choose ...
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High Security Settings for All sites

What is the main disadvantage(s) of using High security settings as default/all the time if you are mainly using Tor for reading purposes only.(Mostly texts) Mainly the issue I only see is font ...
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Proxy server configuration on Tor [duplicate]

How can I ensure that the last leg of my tor proxy loop goes through a certain country on request?
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Trying to troubleshoot Tor on Raspberry pi3

I am Trying to troubleshoot Tor on Raspberry pi3 based on instructions at https://learn.adafruit.com/onion-pi/install-tor.html I appear to be able to connect to the Wi-fi, but my IP does not seem to ...
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How to setup filezilla client to access TOR?

So the question is obvious now here's what I did: I've tried without openning TOR browser to go to Edit->Settings, then I went to Connection->Generic Proxy and I've selected SOCKS5, then I typed host ...
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Would like to use Tor with _and_ without proxy --> unexpectedly ends program

I am using my laptop at home (with proxy) and outside my home (without proxy). I have set Tor to use proxy. Then, of course, when I am not at home, it cannot connect to the network. No problem so far. ...
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What are ClearClick and ABE?

I'm new to Tor. What is Application Boundaries Enforcer (ABE) and ClearClick and why should I have them turned on or off? Thanks!
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Having ''unprotected'' issues while using Tor over VPN

Having troubles with the location with the Tor browser;it shows my ''location''saying that i am not protected or secured in the main site of Nord VPN which is the VPN i use,while if i change my ...
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Tor circuit selection

Quick question - is it possible to 'exclude' or 'bypass' certain Tor Circuits? Example: At this moment it shows the circuit as France - Netherlands - France. What I am wondering is, can I tell Tor to ...
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Will disabling caching in Tor Browser increase anonymity, or decrease it?

I have stumbled upon the idea of disabling cache - completely. On one hand, I am thinking that due to having to load all elements afresh when visiting a page, I appear more like a fresh 'New Identity'...
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How to tell my Tor Browser to use a certain relay as entry point?

I am running a Tor relay on a remote server that is hosted in a professional server farm about 1000 km away from my home. I am absolutely sure, that this Tor relay is secure because I am root on this ...