Greg Hewgill
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Is it a serious anonymity/privacy issue that Tor doesn't scrub 'HTTP referer' information?
5 votes

This was changed several years ago in ticket #3809, Remove referer spoofing support: Referer spoofing breaks browser navigation due to an interaction with our content policy. We could alter the ...

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Does Tor choose nodes from nearby countries to create circuits?
2 votes

No, Tor chooses nodes randomly. There are a lot of Tor nodes in Europe. So, you'll often see that your connections are using European nodes. (So does everybody else.)

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windows program "webroot" blocks access to tor download
2 votes

There is a thread on the Webroot forums about this, and here's an official answer from December 2015: Hello everyone, I just got off the phone with one of our team members that handles this ...

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can my phone company still track what i search useing my data
1 votes

The point of your communications being encrypted is that your ISP cannot see what you are doing. Your data is encrypted using cryptographic keys that only you and the Tor network know. Your ISP would ...

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Tor no longer works on sites that want to block it
1 votes

Yes, that is true. Tor is designed so that web site operators who wish to block access through Tor can do so relatively easily.

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How does geolocation work?
Accepted answer
1 votes

It is not possible for Tor to "tamper" with geolocation data any more than it would be possible for a phone subscriber to "tamper" with the phone book. Geolocation is nothing more than looking up the ...

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Can TOR really be anonymous as an application layer protocol?
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When a request is "bounced around", Tor doesn't retain the originating identification. So the exit node (the one that contacts a public web server) has no idea where the request came from. And all the ...

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