borderline OT fireox question

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Fri Jul 15 13:53:54 UTC 2016

On Fri, July 15, 2016 8:15 am, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> Wouldn't TOR defeat the geo+IP mapping ?

Yes, it does. Tor itself does not pass information to them it can get from
your machine locally. The only information that can be collected is about
exit point IP.

> Indeed, since I started using
> TOR, whenever I visit Google,

But when you are using tor (or tor browser), _YOU_ with your habits of
doing things can defeat significant portion of privacy protection tor
gives you. One of the things to avoid here: don't use google for searches.
On tor project website there is short writeup. But that is really
instructive, it gives a bunch of simple rules and good practices. The link
also is on the first page when you start tor browser. Here it is:


>I have to do a captcha-style click through
> to get my search results back ....

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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