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"... and user tracking should be a simple matter to remove." That's the tricky part. It's rather impossible than simple. There are several fingerprinting and privacy related bugs which seem to be impossible to patch. For more detailed info see: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/ImportantGoogleChromeBugs


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Tor Browser is built without WebRTC support, since WebRTC can be used to circumvent Tor's proxy settings via ICE over UDP. In Firefox, WebRTC support is controlled by media.peerconnection.enabled preference, and it's set to false by default in Tor Browser. But, even enabling this preference would not turn WebRTC on, since the Firefox binary does not contain ...


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The short answer is no, don't import preexisting bookmarks. The long answer is it depends. URLs (the web address data stored in browser 'bookmarks') are pretty flexible in their format and often contain embedded information of various sorts. While this additional data is typically appended to a URL (ie: any part of a URL that comes after a '?') there are ...


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Tor isn't a web browser. Tor is an anonymity network and can be used for things other than just visiting websites. Tor Browser is a web browser. It's a fork of Firefox that's been modified and specially configured to run over Tor securely. It's possible to use Tor with any web browser (at least in theory), but configuring your browser to use Tor ...


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It is repeatedly warning you about the time being wrong. A synchronized clock is extremely important to make a connection to anything even if you've been able to download all of the consensus information. 7/8/2015 6:49:43 AM.695 [WARN] Our clock is 1 hours, 10 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-07-08 08:00:00 ...


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Every browser has a userAgent string that is sent to the remote server that tells it what browser and operating system is making the request. Tor is built on top of Mozilla Firefox. Firefox, and other Mozilla browsers, allow users to modify the userAgent string. In the address bar of the Tor browser, go to about:config A warning appears about voiding the ...


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In general when you visit a website the website won't be able to see your MAC address, even when not using Tor. Only the hop directly after you is able to see your MAC, and chances are there's 10+ hops between you and a given web server.


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Whether you can fool the site you are connecting to into thinking you are using a different browser depends on the method that the site uses to identify your browser. If the site identifies the browser by looking at the User-Agent string, then you can fool it by modifying the User-Agent string. If the site detects Tor users by checking whether the IP ...


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Chrome browser uses an own binary, safes its configuration and other files in a special location. So all things that Chrome does is divided from other software in your system especially from the Tor Browser Bundle. So Chrome does not manipulate a Tor Browser Bundle and the TBB does not manipulate Chrome. However if you're using Chrome and the Tor Browser ...


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The first warning in the logs is this: 11/6/2015 7:05:53 AM.400 [WARN] Our clock is 1 days, 21 hours, 54 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-11-08 10:00:00 UTC). Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings! So this is currently your main problem: Tor needs an ...


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From the Arch Linux Wiki: chromium --proxy-server="socks5://127.0.0.1:9050" --host-resolver-rules="MAP * 0.0.0.0 , EXCLUDE myproxy" However as the wiki explicitly warns: this will be used for fetching http and https only, a great deal of work was put into ensuring "Proxy Obedience" in Tor Browser. Forcing Chromium to fetch content outside of the Tor proxy ...


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As long this these issues are open... Caveats: HTML5 <video> tags will leak <video>-related DNS queries and data transfer outside of Tor. Javascript cannot be disabled, HTML5 Geolocation API cannot be disabled. I'd say: Okay for circumvention, when anonymity isn't desired. Okay for adding hay to the haystack (Tor). Your contribution ...


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Tor browser user-agent strings at this point in time Dec-31-2014 for the current version is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 In the past Tor browser has used many different user-agent strings, depending on which version of Tor browser you are interested in, one can search for that particular user-agent string.


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This line if very descriptive: 27-05-2015 10:55:01.356 [WARN] Our clock is 17 hours, 4 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2015-05-28 03:00:00 UTC). Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings! Your clock is not correct. Make sure that you've set your clock and your ...


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As you've written it isn't an official application, so that means that it can have security bugs which won't be addressed by the core Tor team. We don't know how to verify the security of the included versions of Orbot and Vidalia - they pass check.torproject.org, but without analysing the source code there's no way to ensure there isn't a gap anywhere that ...


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Using Tails in separate, encrypted (if you have persistent stuff) VMs is probably a safe option, as it provides near-complete isolation of separate identities. Of course, this won't save you if you accidentally use credentials from both identities in the same VM.


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You need to set up the proxy for Tor itself, not for the browser. And yes, "Tor Disabled" means you are not protected.


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Answer #1: This error message is discussed as #10789 in Tor's trac. Users who report this message have a Webroot product installed. This software blocks several DLL files. After Webroot was uninstalled Tor Browser worked without any problems on those users. In a comment to the release notes of TBB 3.5.2 another one notes: If you have webroot antivirus, ...


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If you are using linux, you can start another browser with Tor by using command: torify iceweasel In firefox you can of course set your proxy to a Tor proxy. Just insert 192.168.2.1:9150


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If you log in to any of these account you lose your anonymity. If you log in to any account, you are telling them who you are. Tor can not protect your anonymity if you are advertising who you are to the world. You can log in, but you are no longer anonymous. If you log in, the only thing Tor can do for you is to hide where you are located at, but if you ...


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If you are using the Tor Browser Bundle, then there is no need to uninstall your other browsers first. Anything you do in TBB will be anonymous, anything you do in your normal browser will not. If you're using your normal browser with Tor as a SOCKS proxy, then you may want to use your browsers private browsing feature (Private Browsing in Firefox, ...


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Sebastian advised you to use the meek transport. However you can also use the current version of Tor browser. This has support for a new protocol called obfs4. Just use the dropdown menu at the green onion and at network settings choose obfs4 as transport type. As far as I know obfs4 bridges work quite good inside China. The older protocol obfs3 usually ...


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The first thing to do - if it doesn't compromise you in any way - is to check these things work without Tor. The Google Talk client on Windows is no longer supported - it's not a problem with Tor. "As of February 2015, the Windows client ceased to work..." (Wikipedia) With regards to the old Google "Chat" interface in Gmail, this has moved over to Hangouts,...


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Tor Browser is a set of design goals for anonymous browsing. See: The Design and Implementation of the Tor Browser. So, while the current Tor Browser that's distributed is a patched version of Firefox, this is because currently Firefox is the only browser that is close enough to the requirements to meet these design goals without extensive re-engineering ...


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From the guide I wrote, available on the Tor Project wiki here: Add or edit the following lines in your torrc: # add these flags to SocksPort to act like Tor Browser SocksPort 9050 IPv6Traffic PreferIPv6 KeepAliveIsolateSOCKSAuth ControlPort 9051 # only add these if they're *not* already defined in /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc # i.e. if you're ...


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This is a restriction put in place by AppArmor to confine Tor Browser, as such cannot open files in the users home directory or mounted media except where explicitly excepted. For this purpose, there are two folders that can be accessed in the users home directory, defined by these rules in /etc/apparmor.d/torbrowser: owner "@{HOME}/Tor Browser/" rw, ...


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May I suggest that you try the onion address for DuckDuckgo? : https://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion/ It's what I use and find it well, cleaner in the way it presents itself. Also, and I don't know if it will make a significant difference on your end, my input is that perhaps you may not want to use NordVpn, or any VPN in the onion network. If for no other ...


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Enter about:config into the address bar. You'll see a warning. Please be careful when making changes. Enter privacy.resistFingerprinting.autoDeclineNoUserInputCanvasPrompts into the search bar and double-click the entry. It should be set to false now. The setting was immediately changed and you can close the tab.


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What you do on a browser besides Tor Browser Bundle (TBB) does not affect what you do on TBB. For example: You google how to eat cats on Tor Browser Bundle. Then you close TBB and open up Firefox. In Firefox you google how to adopt cats. The people watching know you are trying to adopt a cat. They also know someone is trying to eat cats. They have no clue ...


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What Roya said, indeed! However, you can create new accounts, using pseudonyms. But if you do, you must avoid creating associations to your true name. Just using the Tor browser is weak. Better is using Tails or Whonix, to reduce the risk of cross contamination through exploits. You can have as many pseudonyms as you like, but don't mix them in one Tails ...


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