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Tails and Surveilance?

Can the ISP provider know that we are running tails? As we have bridges in tor-browser is there something like this in tails? If so then how does it work? Is there a solution to this vulnerabilty?
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Privacy Implications of choosing a domestic versus international bridge

For a user in the United States, what are privacy considerations in choosing a domestic bridge versus an international bridge? Is there any evidence if US versus non-US nodes have been found to be ...
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Is Tor still safe to use if my boss intercepts HTTPS?

My boss intercepts all traffic in the corporate network, including HTTPS (by making computers trust the company certificate). Is it still safe to use Tor in those conditions?
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Does using HTTP break my anonymity?

The TOR manual says that the sites I visit should display the blue/green HTTPS insignia. The sites I visit do not. Instead when I hover the mouse over the icon at the beginning in the URL bar, it ...
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Does Tor team have plans to implement post-quantum asymmetrical encryption schemes?

There is information that NSA is building quantum computer. Since it would make it possible to crack RSA using Shor's algorithm and we unlikely to know if they will successfully build it and start ...
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Tor and download speed

I downloaded Tor some time now, just to try it, it turned out that resolved a problem that was not exactly the anonymity, but speed. I'm from Venezuela, and ISPs here are affected by the economic ...
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How vulnerable would Tor users be if a single entity controlled a large number of nodes?

There 4626 relays online. What is stopping a single entity from adding, say, 9000 relays to the network around the world so they can occasionally watch bits of the network? If the cost of this is ...
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Is it possible to run a secure email network using SMTP over Tor?

I have thought about some of the security issues inherent in email. For example that even if the body is encrypted the headers are plain text so metadata is available. I was wondering if this could ...
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Can government agencies track what sites I'm visiting when using Tor?

Can agencies such as the NSA or GCHQ track what websites I'm visiting if I'm using the Tor Browser Bundle? What about hidden services?
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How can I prevent someone looking at my traffic patterns from learning that I use Tor?

Traffic pattern recognition can apparently be used to achieve a high degree of confidence of the origin of certain traffic, based on statistical analysis of exit node traffic. Is it possible to ...