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Tor. - June 20th 2018, 10:51 PM

Can I use it for non dark/deep web purposes? I want to browse the surface/light/legal web but anonymously.

Or is there a way to configure Firefox to make my browsing completely anonymous?
   
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Re: Tor. - June 21st 2018, 12:08 AM

Everything you do online, whether you delete it, is traceable. For instance, police, FBI, RCMP, etc., are able to restore that data that you visited, downloaded, or clicked on.

This website has more information on about Firefox private browsing.

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Important: Private Browsing doesn't make you anonymous on the Internet. Your Internet service provider, employer, or the sites themselves can still track what pages you visit. Private Browsing also doesn't protect you from keyloggers or spyware that may be installed on your computer.


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Re: Tor. - June 21st 2018, 05:39 AM

I know pretty much nothing about Tor, to be honest. It's also something I don't plan to learn enough about in-depth to answer this question. I'll go with "probably" as an answer, though.


However, there are such things as VPNs and they do keep your browsing identity/history private - should you do it correctly, but it's quite complicated. Most are something you subscribe to and depending on what company you choose your browsing could be completely anonymous. Obviously things can happen and it could probably get messed up somehow, but hopefully you get the gist. There's a lot of consideration that goes into choosing one if you decide to and if you'd like me to explain more about them then let me know.

Of course it's your decision in the end, but you're not doing anything illegal. I don't think it'd be worth spending [x] per year on something to hide your identity. I'm aware of some of the reasons people use a VPN (for non-illegal purposes), but either way. Just to be clear for everyone, I don't encourage the use of a VPN to participate in illegal activities.

I'm glad Chantal provided that information as well because it goes for any browser that has an incognito feature. So I can definitely explain more if you want, but in the long run it's just a bit of a headache to deal with using a VPN (in my own opinion).


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Re: Tor. - June 22nd 2018, 05:54 AM

Oh yeah you can definitely use tor for "surface browsing" I have friends who do so. I personally don't use tor but i hear it's pretty secure. Tor keeps you anonymous but not private, so say you're sending an email or posting on facebook, it's still identifiable as you. Though, if you're tech savvy there is a linux distribution you load through a live USB called Tails.
I'm not sure why you want to use these security devices, but I found a lot of my info on this site: https://hackblossom.org/cybersecurity/
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