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This is recommended against by The Tor Project. And I quote their FAQ: In short, using any browser besides Tor Browser with Tor is a really bad idea. Our efforts to work with the Chrome team to add missing APIs were unsuccessful, unfortunately. Currently, it is impossible to use other browsers and get the same level of protections as when using the ...


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I found it. ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/torrc I got the info from a bug tracking ticket: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/13252 Thanks to https://tor.stackexchange.com/users/12737/canonizing-ironize who gave a pointer to the ticket in the answer to another question.


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With some security configurations Apple's operating systems will refuse to run any application they haven't specifically vetted by Apple Corp. You can get around this easily. From Apple's OSX 10.8 support document: You can choose to override your security settings and open the app anyway. In the Finder, locate the app you want to open. Most apps ...


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Manually configuring a Tor Relay on OS X (Yosemite, Tor 0.2.5.11) This guide walks you through the process of configuring your very own tor relay explaining each step along the way. It's targeted for people interested in running a relay outside of the Tor Browser Bundle. Hopefully you'll find these steps concise and easy to follow - this is the manual ...


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Edit (after realizing Homebrew is a osx only pakage manager): on OS X: To install arm: Simply install arm using brew install arm. To just view the logs: var/log dir doesn't exist by defult. You need ot make it under /usr/local/Cellar/tor/{Tor version}/ and perhaps turn notices or debug logs on in your torrc. And Tor will print logs on /usr/local/Cellar/...


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Try to take a look at Settings->Advanced, it appears to be in Applications/TorBrowser_en-US/Library/Vidalia/torrc and add this : ExitNodes {us} StrictNodes 1 GeoIPExcludeUnknown 1 AllowSingleHopCircuits 0


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Caveat: I am not a member of the Tor Foundation so I can not speak officially. The primary issue with Apple's Developer ID program is that by enrolling, the official binaries produced by the Tor Foundation for Mac OSX would be subjected to various Apple dictated stipulations and the Tor Foundation would lose autonomy over the release process. The current ...


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This looks like a duplicate of Tor Browser Bundle Showing Error "Firefox is Already Running" on Mac. I just posted my answer there, which is that there seemed to be permission/ownership problem on the Tor installed app (because of the way it happened to get installed on my system). (In short, if you haven't actually started Firefox elsewhere, ...


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So it's garbage because it didn't work on your mac? Reinstalling the whole OS should wipe the stuff Tor installed on system files (in case any changes to system has been made). The problem sounds like a dead or dying hard drive. Just an app like Tor won't render computers unbootable. It works great on my mavericks installation.


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This was caused by this issue with Sophos Anti Virus: #10521 TBB 3.5 for OS X v. 10.9.1 does not connect to any websites Upon further testing of this issue, it was discovered that Sophos anti-virus is blocking Tor from making connections. To use TBB 3.5 in a Mac environment, users running Sophos must disable the two options found under ...


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Currently there is no 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle for OS X. However, the 32-bit version should work fine on 64-bit Intel CPUs and performance should be equivalent to a 64-bit version. A 64-bit bit version is planned, but there isn't yet a timescale. See the message below from Roger Dingledine on tor-talk: Also, I know that for some reason, with the ...


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I think this will be a general ownership problem. I'm suspecting that you downloaded the DMG file, and unpacked it, as the admin user. To run as a normal user, you'll need to download and unpack it using that user's account. The reason for this is that only the owner of the file can write to the profile (because it is their profile). The 'profile' is in ...


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There's an entry in the Tor FAQ that has a few more details on where to find the torrc file on different platforms. If you installed Tor Browser, look for Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc inside your Tor Browser directory. On OS X, you must right-click or command-click on the Tor Browser icon, and select "Show Package Contents" before the Tor ...


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This is a known issue in some versions of Vidalia which has been floating around for a while. Try removing any commented lines from the torrc file before saving. Supposedly you only need to remove the initial two lines but removing the rest might be best.


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I'm trying to suggest OpenBSD. You may read the FAQ, it is great documentation. mysql, php support. Great security mechanisms shall give you kind of protection. What to say about anonymity. If you would stay as a node of network, you will be listed everywhere, e.g. here http://torstatus.blutmagie.de But if you are interesting in the hidden service of ...


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Well, you could install VirtualBox, and run Whonix. Whonix comprises a pair of Debian VMs, one being a Tor gateway and the other a workstation. That would probably prevent the laptop from killing Tor. But maybe it also kills VirtualBox. That would be rather a no-brainer, no? Does the laptop belong to you or to the school? If the school owns it, you may get ...


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I'm new at macverse as well but here is how I worked it; double click on the .dmg file which opens a window which shows the Tor browser globe icon, an arrow, and the applications folder icon. Grab and drag the Tor browser icon over to the applications folder icon. The bundle will then be copied over to the applications folder. After the copy is complete; ...


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This looks like a bogus error message. At least in my case, it was caused by a file ownership problem. To diagnose, I made a copy of TorBrowser.app, and was surprised when the copy ran successfully. Renaming the original to old, and the copy to TorBrowser.app, made it so that clicking on the onion TorBrowser_en-US in the doc auto-starts the browser (but ...


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What you downloaded is a DMG — a disk image. When it opens, it is a read-only filesystem like a CD or DVD. You have to copy the application out of the DMG before you can run it. And then you have to run it on the same account that copied it out of the DMG, because it has to write to a file that is inside of the application. So, each user that is going ...


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This is a linker error, meaning you're (probably) missing a library that's required for Tor to build properly. Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_SSL_set_session_secret_cb", referenced from: _tor_tls_new in libor-crypto.a(tortls.o) These mean that the Tor code is trying to use _SSL_set_session_secret_cb, _EVP_aes_128_ctr, ...


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I found some clues reading this question: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/212586/torsocks-not-working-in-el-capitan Suppose I installed httpie with brew $ brew install httpie The following command line won't have expected result: $ torsocks http https://check.torproject.org/api/ip HTTP/1.1 200 OK Connection: Keep-Alive Content-Length: 35 ...


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It seems ticket #15899 had similar issues with the pdf.js download button, I don't see any errors in the console. It may be worth re-opening this ticket. I see similarly no activity as a result on clicking the download button on pdf.js running on Tails 2.4. As a work around Right Click -> Save Page As (do macs even do right clicks yet?) and File -> Save ...


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I'm still curious why others find the TorBrowser-Data directory in ~/Library/Application Support/ while I have it in the same directory where I keep the TorBrowser.app (note same dir as the app not in the app bundle). I've moved my TorBrowser-Data dir into ~/Library/Application Support/ but I still need a symlink in the app folder to get to it. Otherwise ...


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If you're having trouble saving the changes to the prefs.js file, might be a permissions issue. Did you try updating the pref.js file using terminal: sudo nano ~/Library/Application Support/TorBrowser-Data/Browser/*.default/prefs.js Add user_pref("extensions.torlauncher.control_port_use_socket", false); and Crtl-O to save, Ctrl-X to exit (new user so ...


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I regret that I am slightly drunk plus doing this from memory, but I have suffered this exact same problem. The issue is that a version of TorBrowser was released with a problem/feature that configuration files could not cope with space-characters in pathnames. Unfortunately OSX likes to store configuration data in a folder called "$HOME/Library/...


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From the Tor manual: Other options can be specified on the command-line in the format "--option value", in the format "option value", or in a configuration file. For instance, you can tell Tor to start listening for SOCKS connections on port 9999 by passing --SocksPort 9999 or SocksPort 9999 to it on the command line, or by putting "SocksPort 9999" in the ...


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It's called JAP/Java Anonymizing Proxy otherwise known as JonDoNym. In 2003 the network operators were compelled by the German Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation to log mixes within the network for connections visiting specific websites. They subsequently added code to allow the deanonymization of users upon request. https://geti2p.net/en/comparison/...


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In Terminal, run "sudo lsof -n -P | grep LISTEN | grep tor". If you see a process named "tor.real" listening on ports 9150 and/or 9151, kill it. Then launch TorBrowser again.


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