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Tor is blocked for me now (I'm in turkey) what can I do?

There seem to be some censorship events happening in Turkey. If you're having problems connecting to Tor, use obfs4 or meek-amazon. (Türkiye de bazı sansür olayları yaşanıyor gibi görünüyor. Tor'a ...
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Facebook mobile phone activation

Facebook allows neither anonymous nor pseudonymous accounts. That means you can't sign into Facebook as a guest, nor can you use a name that isn't your real name. It then follows that when you visit ...
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TICKET_CREATE privileges - Can't create a ticket on the tracker

The Tor Project is currently in the process of migrating from trac to a Gitlab instance. It may be difficult to report issues there for the next few weeks. Instead you can try mailing lists, or asking ...
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In China, Meek-azure and Meek-amazon can not be used, the following is the log, how can we use Meek?

What do when meek is blocked https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-January/036410.html But suppose a censor makes that call, and blocks Google/Amazon/whatever. What then? The first ...
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What's keeping [insert dictatorship here] from blocking all bridges after first use?

China has already been doing this for some time. Anyone who runs a Tor relay will often receive inbound connections from some random residential looking IP address in China, often with some bizarre ...
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Can't governments who want to censor Tor just block the directory authorities?

When a normal client first starts it fetches the directory information from a directory authority (or a fall-back). Since it does not know any relays it has no choice but to fetch them directly. At ...
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Loading tor browser gets stuck at establishing encrypted directory connection

You have a SSL/TLS active attacker on your connection, use Meek pluggable transport to mitigate this. You can also try obfs4
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censorship and tbb exit nodes.

To the exit node the exit node's local ISP filters may apply - like to any other network client in that place: yes, from the point of ISP an exit node is a client. In your example a censorship of ...
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Is it possible to use meek bridges in orbot?

Yes, Orbot supports meek, specifically meek-lite provided by the obfs4proxy binary that's shipped with Orbot. When you enable bridges (swipe in left, and toggle the 'Bridges' slider to on) it will ...
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Optimal configuration for an obfs4 bridge

What numbers to choose for OR and obfs4proxy ports? For an obfs4 bridge I'd recommend: Picking a low numbered port that's used by a common service for obfs4 (it takes a few extra steps to allow ...
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How do i block websites in the tor browser, productivity filter

If you know the domain names of the websites you want to block, you can do this easily if you edit your Tor configuration file (the torrc file). You can read how to do this here: https://support....
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I'm not familiar with Tor, but I suppose you just want to go through the GFW in China with a VPS server.(Hong Kong Server is ok) Most people in China nowadays use SS(shadowsocks)/SSR/V2ray to get ...
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If countries which censor the Tor network control bridges, they can identify Tor users in their own country and take action

If any country censoring Tor, such as Iran or China, decided to host bridge relays, won't they be able to figure out where Tor users are and then could take action? They can learn the IP addresses of ...
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Facebook mobile phone activation

Tor is just a transport layer. It helps you to avoid illegal censorship attempts. It's defenately not an anonymizer - and even more, phone activation is good for privacy protection
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Tor and Orbot not working in Ethiopia

Can you enable the Obfs4 or "Tunnel through..." Meek bridge option in Orbot? There are built in Obfs4 bridges now with the latest release of Orbot.
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Having trouble connecting to tor via cli but TorBrowser connects without Problems

I managed to get it working by setting the tor Data Directory to the same Data Directory of TorBrowser. I added this to my torrc: DataDirectory /Users/armin/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-...
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IRAN blocked tor network, THE NEW CHINA?

Try using an obfuscator such as obfs4, and the corresponding bridges from bridges.torproject.org
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Tor bridges and how they avoid censorship

As i understand it, when using a bridge the packets should go through an additional station which is the bridge, which makes the bridge the "entry node", which means that my ISPs can see that i try to ...
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Tor bridges and how they avoid censorship

You have a point that you can gain access to it addresses of tor bridges. But not easily You will notice there is no publicly available list of all bridges. You can only request 3 at a time from the ...
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public key not found

You should read the Tor Project website on it's sigining keys, where it clearly states: Roger Dingledine (0x28988BF5 and 0x19F78451) or Nick Mathewson (0xFE43009C4607B1FB with signing key ...
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public key not found

Well, it seems that it is signed by a different key from Tor developers keys - they should defenately update the scripts and manuals! It seems to be fixed: root@orangepipc:/usr/work# gpg --verify tor-...
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Avoiding exit-nodes with ISP-/country-based blocks of a site?

Can specific exit-nodes be "turned off"? Can groups of exit nodes be "turned off" based on top-domain and/or on location (ie. country)? You can add an ExcludeNodes to your torrc config file. ...
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How to suggest ideas to the Tor project

Depending from what exactly you want to propose there are different possibilities: Write to tor-dev This mailing list is the central place where new ideas are discussed. You can meet developers and ...
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is OONI Explorer from Tor project trustworthy? Do only non-western countries block sites?

OONI makes a pre-defined test sets, the result you've got means that this list of censored domains was not checked in that particular run(s) that gave you these results. You can make your own tests ...
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Tor is blocked for me now (I'm in turkey) what can I do?

Try VPNgate http://www.vpngate.net/en/ You may use VPNgate alone, or once you get connected to one of the VPNgate server, you can turn on Tor for extra anonymity.
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Can Wireshark/OpenDNS/etc. Expose Tor Traffic?

If you are using Tor properly, DNS will not leak and they will be able to see you're connecting to Tor, but not where you're connecting to over Tor. Clearly if someone upstream was able to sniff DNS ...
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Is there a way to upload information to server using Tor and regular google search will find it?

It's simple: use a Tor hidden service for a separate instance of your website admin panel and log no IP inside it, like in a plugin "This post was made from IP address 1.2.3.4"... After that there's a ...
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How to get into Tor network if provider is using deep packet inspection?

Yes, you need to use Pluggable transports. I do recommend ObfS3/4 and Meek, they're solving a plenty of problems like this.
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How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

You can send any command over Tor with torify or torsocks. Example: torsocks wget https://path/to/file or torify apt-get update or torsocks git clone https://path/to/git or even ssh, scp or ...
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How can I force terminal to use Tor on Ubuntu

Assuming you want to do this using apt-get, rather than building from source, you can use torify in the following way: # torify apt-get update # torify apt-get install <jdk_packages> [A ...
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