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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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No, currently there is no way to use Tor on Firefox OS based phones, because there is no way to run the Tor program on Firefox OS. But it might be possible in the future, though no projects are working on it right now We've [Guardian Project] talked to Mozilla multiple times about this possibility. They even invited us to a special event in Mountain ...


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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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It is not an official product by the Tor Project, and I would recommend against its use. Tor official products are not on sale. They are free of charge.


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No What you are referring to, even if Tor is set up as a VPN, is separate from normal network. Your ISP or cell provider will still know,or other apps if you have other location services on your device,like GPS However, website and apps, unless given location permission, won't be able to. Most of them tell from your IP, which Tor will hide


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I haven't worked with Samsung devices, but the behaviour you described is very odd and warning by itself: it seems that application is being run in some kind of debugging or tracing container. Because - regardless of the OS, memory manager and so forth - any kind of forced garbage collecting should not affect running applications memory: it's not freed and ...


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First, you have to get orbot to get that on your phone there two ways which I know: using F-Droid which is accessible from https://f-droid.org but before installing orbot you have to activate Guardian Project Official Releases under F-Droid -> settings -> Repositories. using Google-Play-Store which you just type orbot in the search bar and there ...


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Root your phone, use OpenVPN, bridges, and test your traffic by disabling Wifi obviously. You want to run a VPN layered with TOR regardless of the device or the data source. And you need to root most droids to get all traffic from your phone (apps, not just browser) to pass through TOR.


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You can connect to Tor on mobile data the same way you do on WiFi. In case your Carrier blocks Tor, you could use the bridges available in Orbot.


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This is not safe as it will makes you stand out from other Tor browsers as they have standardized user agent. And also I am sure many websites has mobile versions of their pages. Maybe web searching or visiting their site maps will help you find these pages for mobile?


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Actually they better fix their non-mobile OS first : it's buggy like hell. Android Open Source can be modified to use Tor without much troubles, I think - it has a very good structure and API+conventions to add your own components right to the source and build exactly what you want. IPTables are built-in, so there should be no single problem to "torify" the ...


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It is not browser-specific by the way, the details about your device can be gathered via JavaScript and posted via xmlHttpRequest query as HTTP headers, by the way : see this example. You need to use tcpdump or WireShark to check al the traffic, because xmlHttpRequest can ignore/avoid proxy settings...


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You can use xhaus.com/headers to see what headers your browser sends. You can spoof your user-agent under 'Browser Settings'


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It is equally (un)safe as using your wired home internet connection. Both are registered to you and the respective providers can see your data, which is encrypted. Your IMEI and SIM are only used to connect to the cellular network. Not for IP streams over this connection.


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You're going to want to use Orweb, or download Orfox and run that as your browser. No need for chrome or duckduckgo browser at this point, those would be better suited for your clearnet activity. I'm sure you could setup these to route through tor but its much easier/safer to use Orfox or Orweb which come pre-configured with privacy in mind and automatically ...


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What they often mean with that is that information can still be gathered from your connection, when the data you send\receive goes out from a exit node it can then be sniffed \ logged by the exit node, this goes for unencrypted data (non-https connections). It does hide your IP - but you have to be careful about what information you can reveal in the other ...


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In such cases proxies usually performing at least one of the bad tricks like that: MitM attack by intruding into SSL/TLS connecions. Tor will give you an error because for directories it has hardcoded keys and on another screinario proxy just ruins the SSL handshake that it can't intervene into by-ip blocklists for Tor entry guards and directories. Instead ...


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For the record this was fixed in Orweb 0.5.2: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orweb-release-0.5.2.apk https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orweb-release-0.5.2.apk.asc


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This is a know problem with Orbot. You either have to wait or update to a nightly build of Orfox: https://github.com/guardianproject/Orweb/issues/46


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There are now many Tor Browsers on the iOS App Store, some are clones/forks of the open source Onion Browser. To address your release cycle question, iOS apps currently have a two week review period. On top of that a new tor version would have to be incorporated into the app and tested, so it will be three weeks to release. That said, iOS owners update ...


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