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You should definitely use a VPN while accessing onion websites for security measures and, of course, for anonymity. The best solution would be to use a Tor over VPN server. In this way, you will connect to a VPN server first, and after that, you will have all your traffic routed to the Tor node. Plus, you will be able to access onion websites without the ...


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I think you've misunderstood what the canvas hash is. The "canvas" is a JS component that allows the browser to draw graphics. The hash input is only a single thing, the binary data that makes up the image drawn by your graphics card. Obviously, a number of things go into the generation of that image. There are multiple JS engines used by different ...


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Notifications are just code run on the browser sent by the server. You are already running the site's code in your browser when you initially visit the site. So, enabling notifications does not expose your identifying information any more than visiting the site initially does. As a side note, a VPN has no bearing on the blocking of identifying ...


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The security of notifications is about the same as popups. This means that they can be useful but they can also be misused to be annoying and they can be misused to trick the user, i.e. for phishing. This risk does not change in any way if a VPN is used. This means, if you did not like it before or found it too risky you should keep it off by default also ...


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Canvas Fingerprinting The technique you are referring to is Canvas Fingerprinting. It is one of many possible methods available for website operators to try to identify and track users without cookies. The reason for this, of course, is because cookies can be cleared, or even "tricked" by things as simple as switching to a private (aka incognito) window. ...


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Cellular location without GPS can vary dramatically depending upon many factors. The general working guideline is 1000 feet. High density areas with micro cells can go much smaller, and low density areas can be miles.


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