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Does Tor protect me if my threat model includes people around me and behind me looking at the screen?

Can Tor protect me if my threat model includes people around me and behind me looking at the screen?
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Syncing bookmarks in TBB?

Is it safe to sync bookmarks between multiple tor browsers using firefox's built-in sync feature? I'm using tbb on 3 different computers at this point and it's getting a bit annoying trying to keep ...
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Why is putting a VPN between the destination and an exit node unsafe?

In a recent Tor blog post the following was mentioned: The help desk has been asked how to configure a VPN to prevent a website from learning that a user is using Tor. We consider positioning a ...
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Has the Tor project considered using NTRU?

The Tor Project is switching to ECC, a set of algorithms promoted by the NSA. People like Bruce Schneier have mentioned concerns about both NSA's promotion of this algorithm, as well as the chosen ...
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What's the hidden services threat model after a key compromise?

When a hidden service private key got compromised and an adversary uses our hidden service to serve its own TCP stream can we detect it or can he do that silently or sniff on our hidden service's ...
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How can I prevent my different activities carried out over Tor being linked?

I know there are potential risks of carrying out multiple activities over Tor at the same time, when I don't want them to be linked. For example, I might browse one website giving one pseudonym, then ...
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How does Tor's threat model differ from i2p's threat model?

I2P is an alternative anonymity system, with a very different design - it focuses more on intra-I2P communication, rather than communication with the wider internet. Unlike Tor, every user of I2P is ...