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  • rogerfederer
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    For facebook, instagram and browsing with websites that require a log-in, such as paywall newspapers, then Brave browser is probably the best of the moment.

    However for anonymous browsing, or trawling forums with log-ons then it's obvious ToR browser bundle or TAILS O/S booted from USB/SDCARD is the safest option. With ToR browser bundle and ublock origin you can be assured that adverts, trackers and website 'optimization' features (tracking your mouse pointer and how long you hover over items) aren't enabled unless you enable the site with NoScript. NoScript also blocks cross-site trackers.

    Each site you visit has a circuit built to the site via multiple relays. You can renew this relay if you find a website to seem slow to load. Routing via Russia or a remote tax haven island seems to slow things down considerably. I find it not slower than using a normal browser with NoScript and ublock origin installed, such as firefox.

    The main reason to use ToR is to avoid profiling, something that seems to apply in western countries and also dictatorships. For example should a job I apply for - requiring SC or above clearance - be prejudiced if I curiously browsed certain forums at one time or another? Within CyberSecurity it's common to use ToR onion sites to update yourself on the current methodologies used to hack large corporates - extremely helpful for securing enterprises and such was used during past ransomware hacks. Now that FireEye is common this is less of a requirement, but it's not been so long since we had to keep up to date on ToR Security forum sites, of which there are numerous.

    Privacy is a right, so use it and use it wisely. ToR is also useful at client sites (with a user specified bridge) to avoid any nasties on corporate WiFi, although thankfully these are rarer than they used to be. Same applies to planes, trains and automobiles.

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  • genius
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    Brave

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  • Lance
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    I do use TOR for some things...
    engaging hit men?

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  • ladymuck
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post
    It's not been suggsted yet. But for the ultra paranoid the Tor browser is very good.
    Tor Project | Anonymity Online

    It's based on Firefox but uses a network of encrypted peers before breaking onto the public internet at a random node.
    It's likely that a large amount of the exit nodes are run by the US government so don't bother with any anti-US espionage but for most other activity it's very private.
    I do use TOR for some things...

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  • technobabble
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    Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox

    Chrome is faster but I don't like the way Google uses data so try and avoid it.

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  • DealorNoDeal
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    Originally posted by Lance View Post
    It's not been suggsted yet. But for the ultra paranoid the Tor browser is very good.
    Tor Project | Anonymity Online
    Yes, I use this occasionally.

    The re-routing does make it slower than a normal browser though.

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  • Lance
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    It's not been suggsted yet. But for the ultra paranoid the Tor browser is very good.
    Tor Project | Anonymity Online

    It's based on Firefox but uses a network of encrypted peers before breaking onto the public internet at a random node.
    It's likely that a large amount of the exit nodes are run by the US government so don't bother with any anti-US espionage but for most other activity it's very private.

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  • SteelyDan
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    Originally posted by Grasser73 View Post
    Opera - the inbuilt VPN is really handy.
    I tried Opera (on win 10 desktop) as of yesterday & really like it. Thanks for mentioning it.
    It's certainly as good as Firefox or Edge.

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  • Grasser73
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    Opera - the inbuilt VPN is really handy.

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  • Anonimouse
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    If you use an iPad it will, it’s a new 'feature'

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