A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
should be used for questions relating to the Tor Browser (e.g. questions about the Tor Browser's features or issues with using the Tor Browser).
Questions about configuring Tor software.
Questions relating to Tor Hidden Services
The word "anonymity" is used to describe the state or quality of being unidentifiable for a person's or a group of people's actions or in the case of computers, data.
Information about network security
Questions relating to relays, their maintenance, and operation.
The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) is a live CD/USB distribution preconfigured so that everything is safely routed through Tor and leaves no trace on the local system.
Microsoft Windows is an operating system developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Questions related to running, and maintaining exit relays
Questions relating to onion routing, and onion routing protocols
should be used for questions that require assistance and support to solve an issue or problem.
Linux (GNU/Linux) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. It is also the basis of other operating systems like…
Questions relating to bridge relays, their maintenance and operation.
A Tor circuit is a private network pathway built incrementally as a series of encrypted connections through relays on the network.
macOS (formerly OS X) is a series of Unix-based graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.
Proxy is a computer system or an application that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. Use SOCKS tag if your question deals with socks proxies.
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. It uses the Gecko layout engine originally developed by Netscape.
Torifying wrapper to redirect the traffic of socks-compatible apps through the tor network.
should be used for questions about configuring a network (most likely configuring the Tor-network).
Ubuntu is an operating system which is based on GNU/Linux.
SOCKS (Socket Secure) routes network packets between clients and servers through a proxy server. It operates at Layer 5 of the OSI model.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It enables a computer to send/retrieve data over public networks and to access resources in private networks. VPN make use of encryption to secure their data.
Orbot is an app for Android phones that connects to the Tor network.
De-anonymization (also spelt as deanonymization) is a strategy in data mining in which anonymous data is cross-referenced with other sources of data to re-identify the anonymous data source.
should be used for questions about installing Tor software or issues with doing so.
Questions relating to Tor directory servers and bridge directories
should be used for questions regarding errors when using Tor software or other software.
An IP address is a label which is assigned to every device which is connected to a network.
Whonix is an operating system focused on anonymity, privacy and security. It's based on the Tor anonymity network, Debian GNU/Linux and security by isolation.
Censorship is the suppression of information and is often done by governments.
should be used for questions about certain browser(s), generally the Tor browser.
Domain Name System (DNS) translates word-based domain and host names to numerical IP addresses.
A guard node is the entry node into the Tor network.
Tor has developed several internal protocols, like the rendezvous specification, directory specification etc. This tag is for questions which deal with protocols Tor uses.