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Does Tor latency leak location information?

There's one important fact that makes such an attack extremely difficult. A connection between a Tor client and a Tor hidden service is actually composed of two entirely separate circuits that both ...
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Does Tor latency leak location information?

this kind of analysis is not possible, because even in a clearnet to make ping/latency be actually in a proportional relation with your location, you need also a very accurate data of the network load ...
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Why can't I change my apparent location using Tor?

The Tor Check web page will tell you if you're using Tor or not. If you're using Tor, your browsing is anonymous and can't be traced back to you. Your ISP may well know you're using Tor - because ...
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Using a custom exit node for Tor?

From the Tor General FAQ Can I control which nodes (or country) are used for entry/exit? Yes. You can set preferred entry and exit nodes as well as inform Tor which nodes you do not want to use....
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Why guard and exit nodes are allowed to be from same country?

Same country does not mean same person. Have a look at the bubble graphs. Germany provides currently the most relays among them there are 645 guard nodes and 138 exit relays. So it quite likely that ...
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Tor is not hiding my location

In tor browser, try going to https://www.ip-tracker.org/. This will verify weather tor is hiding your location or not. If the site does show your real location in tor browser than yes your tor is not ...
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Hidden Services and the "Eyes"

Riseup.net has a HS best practices guide which they use for their own hidden services. Can definitely recommend it. Check it out: https://riseup.net/en/security/network-security/tor/onionservices-...
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How is a site tracing my location on tor?

Okay, I finally managed to find an Exit that wallmart.ca didn't block. That post code is just the default. Purely co-incidence if it happens to match where you are actually located. The website has ...
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Can the Tor Browser itself hide your location?

Tor and Tor Browser hide your location from any website. The connections goes through three different relays and the website can only see the relay where your connection is exiting. However when you ...
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Why do I seem to have different IP addresses at the same time?

ExitNodes {GB} StrictNodes 1 If StrictNodes is set to 1, Tor will treat the ExcludeNodes option as a requirement to follow for all the circuits you generate, even if doing so will break ...
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Is providing location an issue?

It will of course reduce your anonymity (potentially catastrophically) but if you don't require anonymity for the service itself then it is not a problem to use Tor for your normal day-to-day browsing....
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ISP & LEO tracking on Tor

Let me first make a remark: you should avoid to roll you own crypto. :-) Instead of giving the encryption software, two people could physically exchange the keys used for the encryption. However, ...
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Location fetch of a website via Firefox while mobile hotspot is ON throghTOR

It gets your location from nearby wireless network names (ssid). The "How does it work" section on https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/ explains it: How does it work? When you ...
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