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Is it a serious anonymity/privacy issue that Tor doesn't scrub 'HTTP referer' information?

It occurred to me that the HTTP 'referer' header field leaks information about your browsing history. In the flurry of recommendations and tips on how to guard your privacy / stay anonymous online ...
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Is there a way to share an installation fo the tor browser bundle among multiple users?

On Linux, I've tried the following, which doesn't work, but illustrates what I want. Unpack the tor-browser in /usr/local and make it readable by all users. Create $HOME/tor-browser/ for each user ...
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How to create a private exit node?

I would like to create an private exit node that only I have access, it will be set on my personal computer, then plan to create "exit node" to relatives who live USA and France so I can have a fully ...
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TBB upgrade: What happened to my bookmarks?

I have just upgraded to the Tor Browser Bundle version 3.5. I overwrote my old Tor directory, which normally preserved my bookmarks. With this upgrade, all of my bookmarks are gone. Is there anyway ...
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Can I download other software via TBB safely?

I use the Tor Browser Bundle for software downloads because I can not use the internet for this without Tor. Windows and Linux software download sites often do not use HTTPS, so I run the risk of ...
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Start only TOR without Firefox

I have installed the tor-browser-package and I'd like to use tor only in combination with Thunderbird\torbirdy and without Firefox therefore I tried to start only tor.exe (I also tried tor.exe with ...
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Why is Tor not visible in my Programs and Features in the Control Panel?

After installing Tor (browser bundle) on my Win7-64 machine, it doesn't show up as an installed program in Programs and Features in the Control Panel? Is this normal or is this a glitch?
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Why doesn't the Tor bundle feature a track/spy blocker?

Am I missing something or why is no spy/track blocker included in the browser bundle? I undestand that add-ons may weaken the anonymity/privacy but aren't the example add-ons below not trusted? e.g. ...
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Many exit nodes unable to download from file hosting sites

My country recently blocked quite a number of popular file hosting sites (e.g. uploaded.net) at the IP level. Using Tor circumvents this but I'm finding that most (nearly all?) Tor exit nodes are ...
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Does a Tor enabled browser affect other browsers?

If I'm running the Tor browser and Google Chrome at the same time will my Chrome browser affect the anonymity of my Tor browser?
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Text verification captcha non visible error while registering facebook via Tor

Trying to register new Facebook account using TOR browser. Security text check (captcha) are not displayed. Have tried using Facebook.com and m.Facebook.com and also the onion address. Same blank or ...
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How to access local host through tor browser

Hi I'm doing some web development and wanted to be able to do some cross browser testing. Normally I would just point which ever browser I'm using at localhost and go from there. Unfortunately Tor ...
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Tor browser user-agent strings

What is the current user-agent string(s) of the Tor browser? What user-agent strings has the Tor browser (and older Tor software) used in the past?
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Is it safe to resize Tor Browser window with JavaScript disabled completely?

Recent Tor Browsers (as of writing, current stable version is 3.6.5) resize the browser window to a multiple of 200x100 pixels on opening. I understand this is to reduce the chances of a user being ...
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Use Tor browser as non-root Linux

If I want to use the Tor browser as a non root user is there a way to do it without having to completely logout of the root workspace and log back in as another user? Basically have the browser run ...
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Signign into gmail with tor

I would like to use Tor to bypass filtering/firewall rules that don't allow me to access gmail (rest assured it is not for malicious purposes). I've tried doing so in the past by gmail has an awful ...
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Tor Browser with Flash AND firewall software

Tor Browser developers have often stated that using Flash Player with Tor Browser isn't considered safe because Flash can connect to the Internet on its own bypassing the Tor Browser. My question is ...
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Is there a “reason” for Orbot-tethering?

I'm wondering what would be the case to use Orbot-tethering? If I'm using Tails or Whonix, I will use the normal network-connection and internet provider (maybe via Android-tethering) and I'm fine! --...
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Tor over VPN - http status code 404 not found

[warn] Received http status code 404 ("Not found") from server 'x.x.x.x:9001' while fetching "/tor/keys/fp/(40-key-characters and numbers)". Is there a way to allow the keys? Is it important to have ...
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Tor browser 4.0 doesn't start but process is running (win7)

I'm using Tor Browser 4.0 in Windows 7 32bit. When I start firefox.exe (or click the Start Tor Browser link, which is the same) a firefox.exe process starts, but no window shows up and after some time ...
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Connect to Tor-Firefox via Ruby/Watir

I am having issues connecting to Tor via Ruby - Watir webdriver. I use the Tor Browser Bundle. The problem is that when I try to connect via Watir (Selenium) I cannot seem to open Tor instead of ...
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pdf files opening on new tab on-click, is it safe?

I read : documents should not be opened when tor running. But Tor browser bundle opens .pdf links right away in new tab using pdf.js in firefox. Is doing that safe? Or should I disable pdf.js from ...
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In the new Tor browser bundle how to change identity programmatically?

In the new Tor browser bundle is there any way to change new identity programmatically, since there is no Vidalia bundle?
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How do I make my Tor Browser a relay?

I have the updated version of Tor, but there is no console after the Tor connection is made and the browser comes up. I would like to run a Tor relay but am unable to due to lack of Tor console. Thank ...
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If I log into facebook with Tor, am I still protected?

I want to be able to log into social networking sites like FB. Do I have to make a new account or will Tor protect my identity still? I think I logged into FB and realized that I might not be ...
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How to use Tor Expert Bundle on Windows?

A step by step guide would be awesome on how to use it and how to configure normal Mozilla Firefox to use proxy to reroute all traffic through Tor using Expert Bundle. (no Vidalia Solution)
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Can the Tor Browser be configured to function as a non-exit relay node?

I downloaded the 64-bit Windows installed for "Tor Browser" from this URL: https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en It installed and worked as expected and can display normal and ....
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Setting the country of the tor ExitNodes

I'm having some trouble in setting the country of the tor exit nodes. Following this link, by adding the bellow entries to the ./Data/torrc ExitNodes {ru} StrictNodes 1 an exit node from the ...
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Can't connect to onion sites

Installed the Tor browser bundle on my Ubuntu 14.10 box a while back and am now trying to learn about onion sites. My Tor browser passes the check.torproject.org test, but can not connect to ...
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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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High CPU usage on some sites

On some sites, the CPU usage goes to 100% (one core) and it freezes any activity inside the browser. For example I can move the window, but not click the tabs or in the page, and if I do, the actions ...
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Why does Torbutton circuit view not consistently show the correct exit node?

Making an arbitrary number of new identities will eventually cause the circuit view in Torbutton to show the wrong exit node. This is a screenshot I took to show the problem. Notice Torbutton thinks ...
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unable to retrieve tor network settings [closed]

On whonix 9.6, I can't access the Tor network settings, getting this message "Unable to retrieve Tor settings. Please ensure Tor is running". I want to setup transparent proxying.
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Is using Tor on Windows dangerous?

One of my friends keeps telling me that it's useless to use Tor on Windows, as Windows is full of key-loggers, Trojans and other malware, and if they want to identify me it will be easy because of ...
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Can someone in our local network find out that I use Tor browser?

My desktop is connected to our office network. If I use the Tor browser, can our IT trace that I'm the one using Tor in the office? Could the websites I visited using Tor browser also traced back?
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Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB?

Is it possible to know which entry node, middle node, and exit node one is using while using TBB online. Also, be informed as node changes or additional nodes being added online while using TBB.
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What is the preferred OS platform with respect to TBB in the sense of minimization of security risks?

Different OS platforms offer advantages and disadvantages in term of security as far as user is concerned. Some maybe open-source, others may not be. Some may have huge user base, others may have a ...
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How to chain proxy after Tor

How can I use a proxy after Tor? Few sites that I use refuse connections from Tor due to abuse, and because of DDOS many sites behind cloudfare/akamai constantly ask me to do captcha every refresh. So ...
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Access local router in Tor Browser?

I have Tor Browser installed with virtually default settings, nothing advanced tweaked at all like proxy, security or network settings. I just tried to access 192.168.0.1 from within my computer's ...
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Setting Tor Browser as default browser in Windows

I would like to set the Tor browser as my default browser in Windows 7, but the setting in options/advanced is not working or will not hold. How do I fix this?
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Torsocks curl vs curl --socks5

On my linux box, I have both Tor and Tor browser bundle installed and running. I was wondering which of those two is to be preferred (in the sense of being the most robust to potential "anonymity ...
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What does Tor do with streams?

I am a bit confused about handling streams in Tor. When we visit a website like Youtube the browser sends more than 100 requests to more than 20 different hosts. If we consider each request is for a ...
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How to call Tor browser using Selenium using Java?

How to call Tor browser using Selenium testing framework using Java? I have downloaded Tor and I have started IDE with Selenium JARs included. I want to open Tor browser using selenium with Java and ...
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How can I safely use Tor without the “Browser bundle”?

I am a complete newbie, just started using Tor. I was reading an article on the internet about how to maintain as much anonymity as possible while using Tor, and it said: "Don’t use Tor Browser Bundle"...
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Website blocking Tor Traffic

I am trying to access a website with Tor and recently it began rejecting my traffic with "Gateway GEO - IP Alert This request is blocked by the SonicWall Gateway GEO IP service." I looked around ...
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Strange window anomalies when starting Tor Browser

I recently updated to Tor Browser 4.0 and found that this new version has a number of oddities in the realm of how it draws its window. Please examine the attached screenshots. This screenshot shows ...
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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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How to run the Tor browser without the bundled Tor proxy?

Say one's using GNU/Linux with a Tor daemon setup on a given local port (which happens not to be 9050). Web browsing traffic currently goes like this: vanilla Firefox -> Privoxy -> Tor. Say one would ...
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How do you access a second USB drive from Tails?

I am running Tails 1.3.1 off of a USB stick and want to save files onto a second USB stick from the Tor Browser. I can see and access files that were on the second USB stick from the file browser but ...
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How to use a custom stylesheet with Tor Browser?

I want to use Tor Browser with a custom stylesheet to avoid eyestrain. Consider this .css file, for instance. Their instructions for Firefox are as follows: Firefox: Locate your profile ...

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