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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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Does those ExitPolicy make my relay a Tor non-exit relay?

I just set up a non-exit relay and it seems to work. I just want to make sure that I really have a non-exit relay. In the torrc file I set the option ExitPolicy to reject *:*. Does this make a non-...
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Are there websites like youtube with html5 that work over Tor?

On which sites like youtube can I watch videos in html5 over Tor? How can I make downloads with TBB of videos that do not support html5? I want to see videos at vimeo.com but unable to so with TBB.
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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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Can I use the Tor-Browser-Bundle update my ubuntu or it may be a bad idea?

I'm really enjoying using this software, but would like to upgrade my ubuntu by network tor with TBB using the command apt-get update and upgrade. I need advice if this is possible or compromise my ...
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Where can I find the exit policy of exit relays that I'm using?

Where can I find the exit policy of all exit relays on my installed Tor? I could not find them on the Consensus file.
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Can I use my personal account of facebook, hotmail, gmail in TBB?

I'm in doubt about the use of TBB, because I'm a month without using facebook for reasons of geolocation, I can utilize my TBB through the personal accounts because my registration in social networks ...
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Is there any Tor's network technical details paper?

I'm looking for technical details of tor's infrastructure. I did a little search but couldn't find anything special except https://www.torproject.org/about/overview.html.en which is not very in ...
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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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Are translated versions of the Pluggable Transports Tor Browser Bundles available for download?

The "standard" TBB has options to download it in many languages via the drop-down (https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en). However, the Pluggable Transports version, which is ...
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relaying for hidden services is dangerous as exit relaying?

Criminals use Tor same as other users. running exit node have serious risks and effects (i can't make google searches any more after that). relaying for hidden services is risky too or its safe as ...
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Can Tor change circuit while accessing a webpage?

In that case, it should download the page from the beginning because the TCP connection was closed, right? If it's not the case, how does Tor know when the site has finished loading?
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Whonix/Tor Bug/Error [closed]

Whenever I try to run the Whonix Network Time Syncing from the Workstation I keep getting the following error message: However whenever I run Network Time Syncing in Gateway, It will sit at about 10% ...
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How many preemptively built circuits?

I want to know how many preemptively circuits Tor can builds. I got confused about it when I read "Tor Path Specification". According to this article, at the startup Tor builds 3 clean circuits, but ...
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Is there any possibility that exit node in one of our sessions will be our own relay?

If we chose to become an exit node at the same time while routing our connections through Tor, is there a possibility that our own exit node is going to be the exit node that we just set up? (As a ...
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Open localhost:8080 in tails to run hidden service in tails … polipo seems to be blocking me

I am trying to set up a hidden service in tails and it seems that polipo is blocking access to 127.0.0.1:8080 where I am hosting an Apache site. Is there any way to configure polipo to allow access to ...
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Tor-resolve resolve dns only once per minute for github.com

I'm trying to clone project from github via Tor. # torsocks git clone http://github/project/project.git : Could not resolve host: github.com I'm going to catch a failure of resolving of IP. Next, ...
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How is relay information obtained after running Tor?

Let's assume that the NSA can't attack all Tor nodes at once, and someone using Tor is anonymous this way, but how does Tor actually download these secure Tor nodes when we open it? I mean does Tor ...
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How to calculate optimal Relay Bandwidth & Throughput

Setting up a Tor relay on a VPS/cloud is a relatively straightforward process, which is great for people who enjoy that warm-fuzzy-i'm-making-a-difference feeling we get by contributing bandwidth to ...

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