borderline OT fireox question

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Sat Jul 16 16:13:58 UTC 2016

On Sat, July 16, 2016 10:30 am, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> On 07/15/16 09:00, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On Fri, July 15, 2016 8:15 am, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>> Wouldn't TOR defeat the geo+IP mapping ?
>>> 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:
>> Valeri
> Funny, when I clicked on the link above, I got an error page that said
> the webpage was incorrectly configured & firefox refused to connect to
> it, even after I added an exception for it ....

It opens for me (just tried again in safari and firefox on macintosh at
home - the same happens at my job place). Even though I usually post
something by copying and pasting from the location bar after I open that
page myself, I felt obliged to test again after I learned it didn't work
for you.

I can imagine one of two things:

1. You have [much] tighter security/privacy settings of your browser that
I do

2. Your network provider hates tor project and tor network (which defeat
their spying which URLs you are visiting). Some of providers do, the very
moment my provider does it, they loose me as a customer (I would say
forever: I really do have long memory for those who attempted nasty things
against me...).

Please, tell us what was it, I for one am curious.


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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