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    tor onion routing network, it's a better solution for individual users who don't want to leave bread crumbs at the sites we visit.

    The tradeoff for anonymity is latency. . . connecting to a site via tor . . . takes a while.

    For Firefox users, after setting tor and a local proxy (privoxy for Linux and probably OSX, proxomitron for Windows), you can toggle it on and off by getting a Firefox Torbutton through Firefox extensions.

    For Opera, setup the proxy setup in Tools > Preferences > Advanced > network tab > Proxy Servers button ... right-click the Main bar > Customize > Preferences tab > drag and drop "Enable Proxy Servers" onto the Main bar. As for IE... no clue. But it probably doesn't matter, anyone using IE can be assumed not to have any interest in or knowledge of computer security.

    To test to see if you've set it up properly, click tor test. Though you can check this from any envelope checker site, if it shows an IP that's not part of your ISP's IP range, it's working.

    Earlier, I clicked the checkbox and found that I was accessing the Web via a Chinese proxy server. Next time, it might be a German site. Downside. . . come out at the right exit node and you might wind up behind someone's "Great Firewall of [insert country run by idiots here]"

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    by alizard on Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 04:13:52 PM PST

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