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Re: [tor-talk] Why do you use Tor?

On 12/10/2018 10:05 AM, Nathaniel Suchy wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm curious to learn the reasons that various people on the lists, for those who are comfortable sharing, why they use Tor. I'm also curious as to whether users on this list only use Tor or if there are times they use a normal browser (if so what tasks).
> I use Tor mainly as an incognito browser probably once or twice a day depending on my needs. Often there's things I don't want to leave in a browser history or my home ISP to know about. It's also nice if I want to watch a specific video or resource on a website and don't want it in my recommendations later on. That said there are some things I just look at in Safari (please don't judge me for using a WebKit Browser :P    )
> What about people on this list? Look forward to hearing from you all :)
> Cordially,
> Nathaniel Suchy

It's a lot like that for me. But I do formalize, considering that I have
various online personas, and compartmentalize them. So for example, as
my meatspace persona, I never use Tor. Just a mainstream VPN service,
usually one of the ones that consumer sites recommend. Maybe even HMA ;)

That's so I blend in. Where I am, it's quite common to use VPN services
for torrenting, streaming, etc. So my family and I do all that, and I
just chain additional VPN services for other personas. But Tor, that
would be unusual, and the less of that the better.

Mirimir uses nested VPN chains. But never Tor. Some of my other personas
use other nested VPN chains. But most of them add Tor to the mix. Also,
I lease (as anonymously as possible) servers and VPS, for various
projects. I hit those with SSH via Tor (sometimes via exits, and
sometimes via .onion SSH. And then, from them, I lease and manage other
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