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There is one risk that hasn't been mentioned here yet: when you're having both Tor Browser and a different browser open, you may accidentally confuse them and either enter identifying information in Tor Browser or perform activities which you wanted not to have tracked back to you in the other browser. There is no great technical risk, but you'll have to ...


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The commenters above are correct but you don't necessarily need to close and restart Tor to clear browser state and obtain a new circuit. You can just click on the New Identity menu item in TorButton (the Tor icon button in the addons bar): https://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/new-identity. Note that using TorButton with regular Firefox is no longer ...


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Keep in mind that any non-HTTPS web traffic running through TOR passes the exit-node in clear-text. The same problem applies to your ISP, but you know your ISP and you know they are bound to certain laws regarding privacy and confidentiality. But you don't know who your exit node is and what agenda they could be following. For that reason you should be very ...


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As nitro2k01 says, you should always assume that your exit nodes are sniffed. Perhaps it would be useful to configure your network to only direct SSL connections through TOR? If you're mostly concerned with anonymity, then you might be worried about correlation attacks. The exit node can see all your traffic, and so if it sees you browse to something ...


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This is a question of threat modelling. Which adversary are you most concerned about? Tor has the advantage of obscuring the origins of the traffic, which makes it difficult for your ISP, as well as the destinations of your traffic to track you. The adversary you should be worried about is the exit nodes. Since anyone can run an exit node, it's lucrative to ...


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Rory It doesn't answer the question directly but it relates to it! Freedom likes to know how to not be traceable from his government due to his political activities on the web. So taking the right measures along with using the proper tools will make hiding your identity even better assured. You can tell someone to use windows without an antivirus/internet ...


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You're right, he's probably not using TOR or any other Proxy server but what really got me interested is the reach of the FBI of this particular person's activity online. I mean if they are getting as far as to get what a random person out of 3 billion internet users surf and do then they could certainly know every other little/big information about everyone ...



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