borderline OT fireox question

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Sat Jul 16 23:54:53 UTC 2016

On 07/16/16 11:20, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> 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 ?
> <snip>
>>>> Indeed, since I started using
>>>> TOR, whenever I visit Google,
> <snip>
>>> 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
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Haven't chased it (yet), but it is reliable/repeatable. The message 
seems to be from FireFox, but who knows ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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