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The Tor Browser Bundle lets you use Tor without needing to install any software by pairing Firefox and Vidalia.

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Is there a list of illegal Tor areas?

I just moved to Singapore and I'm wondering if it's a good idea to use the Tor browser (without a bridge) and run a relay (not an exit node). I realize that this question could be repeated for any ...
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Why is there no Tor Bundle 3.5 for OS X 64bit?

I have 2.3.x for OS X 64 bit and recently got a notice to upgrade to 3.5, the only options were Windows and OS X in 32 bit and Linux 32 or 64. What happened to the 64 bit version of Tor for OS X? Is ...
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port-reachability issues; socket proxies [closed]

I tried hooking Tor up to a socket proxy. But it won't let me use it. It says "Tor is unable to work in this browser." What do I do about this? It originally worked. Any thoughts? Is this a problem ...
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Why isn't the Tor Foundation registered in Apple's Gatekeeper Developer ID Program?

New Tor users using Apple's Mac OSX sometimes run into difficulty opening the Tor browser bundle the first time. This could be alleviated if the Tor Foundation were to register in Apple's Gatekeeper ...
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Why did the option to permanently allow javascript disappear from the NoScript menu in Tor Browser?

I recently updated Tor Browser and now I can't permanently allow javascript through the NoScript menu. All I see in it is "Temporarily allow all this page" and options to disable already enabled sites....
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Run Firefox In Tor Browser Bundle using Tor Relay Bundle

Thanks to my friends detail explanations, now I'm more interested to run a Tor client and Tor relay all the time using the Vidalia Relay Bundle just to help other people out there. But my problem is, ...
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How do I create a launcher / script that opens an URL in TorBrowser (from the bundle)

If I do tor-browser_en-US/App/Firefox/firefox-bin http://example.com it opens in my regular Firefox browser. Is there a way to make a launcher/script that opens a link in the Tor Browser?
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How to verify Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) 3.x?

Downloading sha256sums.txt downloading one or more signatures the archive itself Then verifying each signature one by one. Then creating the sha256 of the archive. Then looking into the sha256sums....
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What is the Atlas link in the Tor Browser Bundle?

When you start the Tor Browser Bundle, there are several links for help on Tor. I don't know what the link for Atlas is. It has many graphs on the output node and the firewall ports allowed and ...
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How to configure Tor?

How do I configure Tor, once I install it, to work. An error message says it's missing one of two files that Vidalia needs to start up. I'll give you the exact message when I try to install it again ...
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How to configure proxy setting in Pluggable Transport Bundle?

I have tried multiple times to set a proxy for the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundle but never succeeded. I attempted to set the proxy in Vidalia as HTTP/HTTPS proxy. I have also tried SOCKS5 ...
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Tor pluggable transports bundle & regular bundle

If I use the pluggable transports bundle with the bridge pack, it tells me my Tor browser needs an update. I have the regular bundle, so can I overwrite that browser with the current bundle or should ...
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Security Update requires installation every time I launch TorBrowser

Every time I launch the Tor Browser it tells me "There is a security update available for the Tor Browser Bundle. Click here to go to the download page" I've downloaded it twice and replace the file ...
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TorBrowser closes my tab as soon as I hit Enter - why? [closed]

I recently updated my TorBrowser bundle, and now the new version apparently randomly denies access to various Web pages. The pages affected aren't out of the ordinary (for example, I've had this ...
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ISP, WiFi, Tracking [duplicate]

I run Tor on my laptop and my phone. I have Verizon Wireless for a service provider. My laptop Internet connection is tethered through my cell phone. So I just run Tor on my laptop. Can Verizon or any ...
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Why shouldn't one run Firefox/Chrome/any browser behind a fully torified system?

One can fully torify a system using Qubes OS TorVM, Whonix or a custom transparent proxy. Everything gets torified, even Adobe Flash. Why should one use Tor Browser even though everything is already ...
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Is it dangerous to watch videos full screen on Tor Browser?

When watching HTML5 videos on Tor Browser, is it dangerous to go full screen? Can this be used to find out my screen resolution? Especially wondering this for Youtube.
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Using Torrent via Tor [duplicate]

utorrent doesn't work from my institute computers. Can I bypass this restriction through Tor to download torrent files? If yes, how?
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Why are there only 1000 exit relays?

I see from the Tor network-metrics page that there are only ~1000 exit relays. Even if the Tor browser is secure, having so few exit relays limits the anonymity provided, right? How could the Tor ...
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What license(s) are the Tor Browser Bundles licensed under?

When I go to download the Tor Browser Bundle, I cannot find any license information about the licenses that are applicable to the Tor Browser Bundle either included as a LICENSE file in the download, ...
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Tor executable file location not found on startup and new file folders created in TBB directory not part of installation

Yesterday I tried to start TBB and got a message saying that the executable file could not be found. I clicked the link in Vidalia settings and it shows the the location for the exe file being in ...
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How should I verify Tor downloads?

When I go to https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html to download the Tor Browser for Windows, how can I be sure that the package I'm downloading is genuine, and hasn't been tampered with? ...
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Chromium browser bundle

What is the current state of porting the TBB from Firefox to Chromium? Several years back the Tor Project blog mentioned work by the Chromium developers to implement the needed APIs; since then, ...
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Why is the start tab page of the Tor Browser empty?

Why isn't there any information on the newtab page in the Tor Browser, like an FAQ, atlas, tests of anonymity for browser, News/RSS reader, etc.? What is the advantage of not showing information like ...
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How does the pluggable transport version of TBB affect browsing?

Does using the pluggable transport Tor Browser Bundle with an Obfs3 bridge affect browsing speed in a noticeable way? I am interested in using an Obfusproxy to hide my Tor usage form my ISP but I ...
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Which Tor Browser settings can leak my IP address when changed? [closed]

Are there Tor Browser settings that, when changed, can lead to my IP address being leaked?
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Why doesn't the Tor Browser Bundle include CAcert root cert?

CAcert is a community based approach to create a certificate authority. Many sites use it (i.e. CCC). However the root certificate is not yet present in major browsers and also not in the Tor Browser ...
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How do I use Tor Browser with Qubes TorVM?

I want to run Tor Browser, without the bundled Tor, using Qubes TorVM. Let's assume I have already got Qubes OS running. The TorVM documentation states under Future Work: "Create Tor Browser packages ...
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Should I choose a new guard if the network is overloaded?

When I start the Tor Browser Bundle I sometimes see the message: Your Guard … is failing more circuits than usual. Most likely this means the Tor network is overloaded. If this one guard node is ...
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Why does Tor Browser Bundle ship with JavaScript enabled?

Tor Browser Bundle ships with NoScript (which can disable JavaScript), but NoScript’s functionality is disabled. This means that by default in the Tor Browser Bundle, all JavaScript code is allowed to ...
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How are 'Pluggable Transport' bundles different from 'regular' Tor Browser Bundles?

The Tor Project releases both Tor Browser Bundles, and Pluggable Transport Tor Browser Bundles. How are these different? How should I decide which bundle to use?