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Getting internet to a protest

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but it's been in the back of my head for a while. I am in Turkey, where there are thousands of protestors gathering in the street against ...
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Where can I find an equivalent of Torbutton for Google Chrome?

I enjoy the Torbutton I am currently using in Firefox, but Firefox is quite a resource hog and I am working in a virtual machine. Is there a Torbutton equivalent for Google Chrome?
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Convert HTTP requests to SOCKS5

I'm currently doing some testing work with TOR and ran in to a small problem. Tor's client only supports receiving connections through a SOCKS5 protocol, but the applications I'm using only support ...
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Chrome + Tor + Proxy Switchy!

Chrome 7 keeps showing a dialog saying: 514 Authentication Required when I use TOR. How I solve this?
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Connect through own TOR relay, make edge node traffic unreadable

I understand that one of the limitations of TOR is that whoever runs the edge node can read all the traffic running through it before it gets split up amongst the TOR cloud. Lets say you were an ...
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How many Tor exit nodes are there?

On average (as I do understand that servers go on and off the network, etc.) how many Tor exit nodes are there in service at any given time? (It is probably going to be an informed estimate.)
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How to “flush tor circuit”

On Windows I have used XBBrowser, which provides a custom version of Firefox suited to using Tor. XBBrowser provides a button, flush tor circuit, which will setup an entirely new connection and exit ...
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Will tor encryption work on a public network?

I'm using a hotel's wifi service and need to send sensitive documents back home. A coworker has suggested using tor but I'm uncertain when and where the decryption takes place. Is it decrypted at the ...
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How I could redirect all my traffic to the TOR network?

I need to redirect all my traffic to the TOR network. I have just installed Vidalia, but I think that I have not correctly configured my Tor-client. I have a Java desktop client that has to access a ...
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Am I a spambot or is it just a wrongly configured Tor?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and constantly experience trouble browsing, i.e. extremely slow-loading websites. I'm fairly confident it's not just a network problem. Sometimes I find that when Chrome ...
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Persistent data in Tor browser bundle?

What sort of persistent data is generated by bundled Tor? I recently did an experiment using the Tor Browser Bundle for GNU-Linux. I created two directories, A and B, and placed an identical copy of ...
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Speed up FireFox when using TOR

After reading this question about surfing the web anonymously, I tried TOR with Firefox and it seems to be changing the original IP, but Firefox is really slow! I have a good network speed, and I've ...
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How do we configure another browser to use Tor? [closed]

How do we configure Google Chrome (or another web browser) to use Tor Browser? By that I mean that we are using Chrome, but the traffic is routed through Tor (and thus anonymous).
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How to run a program through Tor

I want to run programs from my ubuntu machine through Tor, without TAILS. i was wondering if this is possible?
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Running Tor relay on personal server: can this hurt?

I would like to install TOR as relay on a hosted personal server. I have loads of bandwidth that I don't use. It's not an exit point. Can this hurt my server somehow? Possible problems I'm thinking of ...
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Do you rely on Tor?

Tor is good for some amount of anonymity (nothing is perfect of course), but is there a specific task that you find Tor indispensable for? Surely one could follow the various tips that this question ...
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How can I use Teamviewer anonymously with TOR network?

I would like to be able to use Teamviewer anonymously to avoid revealing my real IP address while I access sensitive data on my remote server. The data being transferred is encrypted. I have looked ...
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Use proxy for remote connection

I want to connect to a remote computer using PuTTY, i.e. client and server; How do I setup my proxy and port forwarding settings? And I'm using Tor for all my network, but something went wrong:
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Detect Tor bridge inside my network

How could I detect someone running a Tor bridge inside my local network? I guess I could use a Tor client and try all the IPs to see if they work as a bridge. Is there a faster solution? Maybe using ...
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Secure linux distro that sends traffic through Tor

I'm looking for a live Linux distro that is secure and preserves my anonymity online. For what I need, Tor seems to do the job – but such software requires configuration that someone who is ...
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Tor in virtual machine - 502 bad gateway

I'm trying to run Tor in virtual machine. It used to work, but now when I try to access sites I get "502 bad gateway" error from Privoxy instead of requested site. I tried fixing time to correct one ...
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Make .onion websites open with tor, even if it starts with http://

I want to start this off by saying that I do not involve myself in any illegal activity. I visit .onion websites for various, legal reasons. Anyway, I want to have all .onion websites open with tor. ...
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Tor Browser and how it affects torrents

I have recently received a message on my computer stating that my Internet Service Provider has been monitoring my traffic and have recorded me downloading several torrents that they have marked as ...
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How can I install tor in the UAE?

I'm using Linux Mint 10 Julia and currently in the UAE. I'm having trouble accessing a lot of websites so I want to install tor. However the the domain is block and so the repo address of tor itself ...
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Using Tor and IRC

How can I use Tor with IRC? I have noticed that some networks block Tor. How true is that? I have a problem with flashing my IP adderss whenever I join a channel. Freenode provides a convenient ...
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Harvard “determined” that student used Tor? [closed]

In today's news, a student at Harvard was arrested for making a bomb threat. According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant an FBI agent wrote: Harvard University was able to determine that, in ...
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Tor relay using Tomato Shibby Mod?

I'm looking to buy a new router (probably ASUS RT-N16), and I'd like one that I can setup as a Tor relay. I'm not bothered about using Tor myself, so I don't need it to make connections for me via Tor ...
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How do I tell tor, from the command-line, to give me a new identity?

Is there a way to ask tor/vidalia for a new identity, via the command-line, as opposed to mousing to the icon, bringing up the menu, and clicking the option there? I'm running Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7 ...
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Using Torsocks on Mac OS X 10.8.2

I used Torsock and usewithtor fine when I had MAC OS X 10.6, and didn't use it for a while. I upgraded to Mountain Lion a few months ago, and I tried to use it but no luck on it. Output is following: ...
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tor: how to have different ip address for every page request?

I installed the tor bundle and at https://check.torproject.org/ it confirms that tor is working, and the page shows the tor ip address. I notice this seems to be constant. Is it possible to get a new ...
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TOR +Private School WIFI [closed]

I'm looking to use TOR on my private college WIFI, but I'm a bit concerned about whether the school can log my activity and/or see that I'm using TOR. The issue is that my college WIFI is set up as a ...
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What does tor NEWNYM in tor do?

Can someone explain to me (in layman terms if possible) what sending tor the signal NEWNYM does? I have read in several blogs that it should improve performance and/or improve anonymity but I could ...
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What is the difference between SOCKS4/5 and a pure TCP proxy?

Why do we need SOCKS if we could just use a TCP proxy system like TOR? What kind of advantages does SOCKS have?
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What plugin does Firefox use to download from SourceForge during Tor?

I have Tor installed on my mac, and Tor-button installed on my Firefox (along with NoScript, BetterPrivacy, AdBlock, and RefControl). By default, Tor disables plugins like Flash. From what I've read ...
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TOR hidden service - PHP or CGI - what is safely?

I want to setup TOR Onion hidden service with non-static pages. What should I use: Php or CGI? What is more safely? I don't want to reveal IP of machine - I live in China and I afraid goverment. I ...
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Sharing Tor network via ad-hoc

I'm using Tor for accessing sites that have been blocked by my ISP, which works great. I use the same laptop with Windows 7 and wireless ad-hoc network to provide Internet access to other devices in ...
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Does using Tor prevent my ISP/sysadmin from seeing what sites I visit?

Does using The Onion Router prevent my Internet Service Provider or system administrator from seeing what websites I visit?
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Does the use of Tor makes additional encryption unnecessary?

I know Tor uses encryption to guarantee anonymity, but I if wish to guarantee the privacy of my conversations should I use an additional layer of encryption? Can my home router or ISP intercept Tor ...
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Is content routed through Tor encrypted?

Are usernames and passwords that I type in while using Tor encrypted from the nodes? For example, I want to use facebook, but I'm not sure if my login information is protected while I use Tor.
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What happens when I visit a .onion website

Can someone please give a simple description of the process that happens when I go to an onion website in Tor? I.e.how many computer send what signals in what order. Also, what would happen if an ...
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How can I make Tor and Polipo run (and automatically restart) using launchd on Mac OS X?

I have no experience with launchd but would like to setup Tor and Polipo as a service that automatically restarts every 24 hours or so. How can I do this?
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Running SSH over Tor?

I hope this question hasn't been covered already - I'm trying to run SSH through Tor. I've followed the instructions at the tor wiki with no success. I've been using Method 2 with connect.c. My ...
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Why doesn't Vidalia detect that tor is already running?

I installed tor and vidalia on Ubuntu 12.04 x64. When I try to run Vidalia, I get the following message Vidalia detected that the Tor software exited unexpectedly. Please check the message log ...
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SASL authentication “fails” on Freenode / Tor, on irssi and weechat

I am following various tutorials about using Freenode through Tor. I have tried irssi + cap_sasl.pl, and also weechat, which has builtin SASL support. The connection fails in following way on both ...
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Forcing Tor to use a given IP address for outbound connections

I have a network card with 3 IPs on OpenVZ virtual node (device venet0). Let's call them A,B,C. By default, Tor opens outbound connections from address A. I want it to use only B. In torrc file the ...
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Tor Telnet control gives Authentication Required error on any command

I am trying to connect to a running instance of Tor with the Tor Control (TC) Protocol using Telnet on the ControlPort (specified in the torrc file) on Windows. Whenever I connect using Windows's own ...
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How to create a OpenVPN server that redirects all incoming traffic to Tor?

I have a working OpenVPN server that forwards all traffic to/fro the internets. How can I configure another VPN user/client that will forward all traffic through Tor? I have Tor running. Must I ...
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Are images viewed on my screen while using Tor/Firefox combo saved somewhere on my computer?

If an image is not saved while viewing it in Tor, what happens to it when the Tor browser is shut down? Is there a copy/thumbnail saved somewhere, or a reference to it on the hard drive? Does a ...
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tor on debian: how does the user fallback work?

I cannot get my head around a strange behaviour I observed on my Debian 6 system today. When I run tor, either via /etc/init.d/tor or directly via /sbin/tor, the new tor process drops its root ...
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Tor on Google App Engine Launcher

I have installed Google App Engine SDK for Python on Windows 8.1. I use Vidalia Bridge Bundle and the Chrome extension Proxy SwitchySharp to access the net through Tor. But the problem seem to be it ...