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Brave Browser's Bundled Tor reveals browser through search, is this a privacy issue?

Description When using private window Tor mode I was surprised to see that Brave passes a browser identifier in the url of the search. It seems having &t=brave in the url makes identifying the ...
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How do I use .url files with Tor?

Several years ago, I posted this question about TorBrowser's inability to create desktop shortcuts to Web sites - and got no response. Now, with the latest TorBrowser, I find that not only is ...
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Replicating onion address algorithim?

By all sources I can find, onion / hidden service "domains" are generated by this process: Generate a 1024-bit RSA keypair Take the SHA-1 of the public key Base32 encode the first 80 bytes of the ...
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Preview site content safely

Sometimes I come across .onion links. How can I know if the content inside is legal without actually going there first? Scenario Hey everyone! Go to https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ to learn how ...
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“View video url” sometimes not shown

Instead of using a screen recorder, I like to record streams by using Tor Browser to "right click" on where the video should be (I think the site uses flash player), view Video URL and open and record ...
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Using Tor to make HTTPS requests in Python

I have the following code: with Controller.from_port(port = 9151) as controller: controller.authenticate() socks.setdefaultproxy(socks.PROXY_TYPE_SOCKS5, "127....
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URL returns 404 error

I downloaded recently Tor and when trying to access a specific website I get the following: Firstly, a page titled "One more step, Please complete the security check to access (the website)", with a ...
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How do I make a short anonymous URL link for a website? [closed]

I want to create a short website link that anonymizes both the people going to the content of the site and partly the source of that sites content. I once saw a site that could shrink the URL and ...
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No http:// in the URL bar of my search results using Tor browser

I'm a first time user of Tor. My search result using the Tor browser does not include the http:// in the URL bar. And the results (an online newspaper) looks "funny" and h as letters and writing all ...
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Top-level domain label impact on anonymity

Are there any intrinsic risks in visiting an URL following the syntax "http://www.foo.com" rather than an URL following the syntax "http://foo.onion", all other things being equal? If not, why are ...
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In generating a new hidden service address, does the tor client check for collision with existing ones?

In generating keys for a new hidden service, and the corresponding .onion address, does the tor client check for collision with existing .onion addresses? The process being so fast, I can't imagine ...