|27th April 2019, 06:26|
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"The Onion Router", AKA Tor, is not a browser and can't be used to search for information and material.
However there are some workarounds:
Use a VPN (this is to ensure your ISP doesn't know the sites your visit).
Do so in private/incognito mode (this is to ensure no trace of your browsing is retained by your machine).
If you chose to do so, erase all of your cookies before you start (so as to have a clean slate, this is only necessary the very first time you adopt and stick to this mehod), but be sure to save all of the passwords to your favourite sites in a text file, (this is to ensure that you can easily log in again to sites that you seldom visit, and that you may no longer remember the password).
Personally, I allow cookies to be stored on my machine when regular browsing, and only go incognito when visiting adult websites, or streaming mainstream movies sites that have adult pop-ups coming up when one tries to watch a movie (those pop-ups would leave a trace if I wasn't browsing in incognito mode).
I have little cause to use a VPN (except for accessing geo-blocked news websites), since my browsing habits to not lead me to sites that contain potentially illegal content, but this is because I live in the UK which is a liberal democracy: some of our members, instead, live in backward territories that could see them being severely punished just for visiting a site such as this one.
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|12th May 2019, 18:18|
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I don't use the Tor browser but I understand it was designed speciically to hide your identity and history. I have to admit that I was always a little paranoid that using it would make you a target.
|15th May 2019, 13:42|
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Brave is another browser for everyday use and includes private tabs with tor, but only when you navigate on private mode. Is like a second incognito mode in which it keeps absolutely nothing and sometimes allows you to skip geological blocks, like epic with its built-in proxy.
but besides from tor, I don't know if there will be anyone else who respects 100% your privacy and somehow makes you anonymous on your browsing.
|27th May 2019, 21:00|
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Last edited by ww345; 27th May 2019 at 21:01.
within the browser, add-ons like uMatrix and uBlock Origin help quite a bit to prevent the likes of google, facebook etc compiling profile data on you
if you're trying to avoid govts then you need a VPN, maybe up to 7 VPNs according to some people
if you're trying to prevent someone there locally from finding your browsing history then use a portable browser from a USB flash drive that stores all its settings within its own folder
|28th May 2019, 21:18|
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For those that are always claiming how safe TOR is: http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress...law-scans.html
|1st June 2019, 08:29|
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Firefox in anonymous mode, in my opinion.
Better privacy if used with a VPN (give a try to TunnelBear or Hide.me), not depending by single browser IMHO
|1st June 2019, 17:11|
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looks like there isnt one anymore.
FF new practices make them barely better than chrome. opera is a non starter these days and the older chromium browsers like palemoon are slowly dieing out. Alexora's points about tor are valid so thats out, and as for unknown vpns. thats it "unknown". You could start your own vpn on a virtual host. That would work.
Actually, a remote virtual hosted vpn of your own might be the very best idea. you'd control both ends of the key structure. Then all you'd have to do is have enough addons to block all the crap you actually see.
noscript, ublock, adblocklite would probably keep your experience acceptable.
I like it. Going to look into it for myself. it would certainly make my home config easier.
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