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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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When will Tor 0.2.4 migrate into Debian Testing?

deb.torproject.org currently contains 0.2.4.19-1~d79.jessie+1. jessie (testing) and sid (unstable) currently contain 0.2.3.25-1. When will Tor 0.2.4 migrate into sid and/or testing?
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Is there an archive of deb.torproject.org?

Debian's apt repository is archived at http://snapshot.debian.org/. Is there such an archive for http://deb.torproject.org/ as well?
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How can I remove flash player forever from Tor?

Somehow flash player has gotten inside Tor and I do not like it. It offered one-click enable flash, but it doesn't state its risks and how long it will be enabled. I don't want to give up privacy for ...
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How to force Tor to use just one circuit?

We use Stem's launch_tor_with_config with the following config and then close all circuits opened by it (with close_circuit). MaxCircuitDirtiness and NewCircuitPeriod: tens of hours ...
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How much does it cost to change Tor identity?

Assume we are refreshing a web page very quickly and fresh identity is needed for each request. My question is how often we can change IP on Tor network? More briefly how much computation and how ...
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Flashing exclamation triangle on green onion

I have seen an answers for this suggesting a security update, but no matter how many times I download the latest bundle, save, then run, I still get the flashing warning. Why?
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Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot?

Can I use Tails on a device that is already running Orbot? Or should I disable Orbot first?
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Should I use a VPN with Orbot?

Should I use Orbot with a proxy or VPN? If so should I place it before or after Orbot's connection to the Tor network?
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HTML5 Canvas Image Extraction

I accidentally allowed YouTube to access the data on a canvas. How do I disable a website from access a canvas?
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Traffic secrecy in rendezvous points

In the Tor hidden service design Alice and Bob communicate via a rendezvous point that they agree to at one of the hidden service's introduction point. Can either of these nodes observe traffic ...
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How does Torbutton remove browser signature header?

By visiting ip-check.info you may find out if your browser's signature corresponds to that of Tor browser or not. If you use TBB it corresponds to it but if you use another browser it no longer ...
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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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What common sites are known to be troublesome for Tor use?

Certain sites block traffic from known exit nodes, and some sites simply show a CAPTCHA due to excessive abuse, etc. Is there a list of websites known to be troublesome for visitors using Tor?
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Is my Tor browser's connection to the Tor routing network encrypted?

I have frequently heard that the endpoints of a Tor connection are unencrypted. This makes no sense to me. If the purpose of Tor was originally to protect dissidents in places like China, then why ...
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socks server with “dynamic traffic routing” trought Tor / I2P depending on the extension .i2p .onion

To browse the web, I connect to ssh and make a tunnel to an http proxy (privoxy) who is configured to "route" the traffic depending on the extension, here is an extract of the privoxy config file : ...
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Private RSA keys on a Tor hosting

I'm wondering how Tor hosting providers handles using private RSA keys of their users so they can use their own .onion names. As I understand, when I have a private RSA key and I send this private ...
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Donation to Tor — problem with anonymity

It appears that the US government has pulled the plug, and Tor now requires donations to carry on. But the problem is, the moment I make a payment through a credit card I am immediately identified as ...
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Yahoo access using Tor

In the past week, I have not been able to access my Yahoo Mail account using Tor. Has something changed recently? I tried using the Yahoo Mail and Yahoo! rules but it didn't work. Any suggestions?
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Websites using RTMP don't allow proxy [closed]

Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) is a flash based protocol used for streaming, chatting etc. I need to use RTMP based website at my university for some reason but the connection fails as my network ...
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Downloads via Tor Browser stop abruptly and then say they are finished [closed]

I make consistent downloads from a specific site. They begin normally, but abruptly stop, usually when they are 2% to 50% completed. After stopping abruptly a pop-up exclaims that all downloads are ...
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Tor Browser says Firefox is already running

When I launch Start Tor Browser.exe it indicates that the circuit is established but then immediately gives the following error message: Firefox is already running, but not responding. To open a ...
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Only can't access Facebook and Youtube [closed]

I use tor and it opens up any website but Facebook and Youtube, although I can access them by a proxy. I'm in middle east, what should I do?
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Does my ISP know if I download Tor?

Does my Internet service provider know when and if I download Tor? How could I prevent that?
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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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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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Using TorBrowser with MadMAC's and DNS Crypt products?

Has anyone here used the TorBrowser with either the products MadMAC's or DNS Crypt? I'm currently testing or rather trying out both to determine if they offer me any added anonymity to my web ...
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Using Cover my ass and Tor

When it comes to VPN's I'm a newbie. I recently purchased cover my ass. If I start CMA and get my VPN IP Address then start Tor does Tor use my VPN Address? Will I have a double protection from Big ...
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Does internet activity of all my browsers remain hidden from ISPs?

After getting connected to Tor, when other internet browsers are configured on socks 127.0.0.1:9150 will their internet activity remain hidden from Internet Service providers and Trackers?
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Does my ISP know what sites I have visited if I am using Tor?

My question is basically what the title says: does my ISP know what sites I have visited if I am using Tor? I know that my ISP can know that I am using Tor. In addition I know that my ISP cannot read ...
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Why can't I boot TAILS without a writable drive installed? Is it possible to do so? [closed]

I use Tor through Tails, which I am running from a DVD. It works fine with the hard drive in place, and works fine with the hard drive removed but a USB memory stick in one of the other USB ports, ...
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torrc on a Mac?

It isn't completely obvious where the torrc file needs to reside on a Mac (say, 10.6). In Settings->Advanced, it appears to be in Applications/TorBrowser_en-US/Library/Vidalia/torrc. But there is also ...
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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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Download files without external application?

When using TBB, right-clicking on a link to download it (i.e., "Save Link As...") generally results in the following message: An external application is needed to handle: < URL of file to ...
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selecting a tor node from a particular country [duplicate]

This is of interest, and was asked earlier about Netflix, but I'd like to do this for a low-bandwidth application. That is, if I'm in the U.S., and I'd like the site I'm looking at to see that my ...
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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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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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Does Tor work with WebRTC?

WebRTC is yet another technology that has the possibility to change the face of the web, but is it supported in Tor ? Searching the tor-dev mailing, there is this thread on the WebRTC but it is ...
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Atlas and Vidalia report different information about Tor relay

While Atlas reports Nickname Bandwidth Uptime IP lavizrap 102.4 KB/s 2h 7m 24.134.58.142 (https://atlas.torproject.org/#search/lavizrap) Vidalia Network Overview reports lavizrap ...
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How can I auto start Tor Browser Bundle in Debian?

I'd like to start Tor Browser automatically on statup. What is the best way to do it? I'm using Debian 7 "Wheezy" with Gnome 3.
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Differences between working of Tor and onion routing

I am learning about Tor and Onion routing and I'm trying to compare both services. From the wiki link, I can see that Diffie Hellman (DH) handshake is used and when look into the “tor-design.pdf” for ...
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How many streams does Tor attach to the same circuit?

How many streams does Tor attach to the same circuit, i.e. when Tor think that it is a time to build a new circuit? I know that the lifetime of a circuit is 10 minutes (for new connections). But ...
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Tor on Chromebook/Chrome OS

Google's Chrome OS runs on Chromebooks built by different manufacturers. Various applications can be installed via the Chrome store but there's no straightforward way to install Tor. How could one ...
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Why isn't Do Not Track enabled?

Why isn't Do Not Track enabled in Tor Browser Bundle by default? I'm aware that it's ultimately up to each site to decide if they'll honour the request, but wouldn't it be sensible to go ahead and ...
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Exit Nodes in restricted countries

The British government has recently announced plans to require censoring of "terrorist" and "extremist" websites (1)(2). It seems UK residents may soon find themselves joining the ranks of those ...
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Can using Tor make you a suspect?

When you are browsing regular WWW through Tor last node's (exit node's) IP is known to the server, also exit node's ISP can observe the traffic. So if somebody is browsing sites with illegal content (...
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Where should I report issues with the Tor website?

I was browsing the Tor website in preparation for the Project for Awesome and I noticed some of the links are broken. To whom should I report these issues to? Can I suggest the fix myself?
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Are browsing files stored locally?

Does Tor store any local files that show history in the same manner that Windows has a Temp folder? If it does, where are they located?
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Does The Onion Router utilize parallelism?

Tor is the subject of research I am doing at the moment and I am pretty sure it does use parallelism however I am having trouble figuring out where and how. I have not found much info on this subject. ...
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Rendezvous Point (RP) & Introduction Point (IP), code question

# grep -n onion_address src/or/rendservice.c 567: oc->rend_data->onion_address); 1373: strlcpy(launched->rend_data->onion_address, service->service_id, 1374: ...

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