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Re: [tor-talk] Escape NSA just to enter commercial surveillance?
Am 2016-01-14 18:52, schrieb juan:
Philipp Winter <phw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Logging in to Facebook over Tor reveals your identity,
but not your location.
any garden variety proxy achieves the same result.
No, it does not.
You may be able to force the proxy operator to hand over your real
IP address since they also have to comply to law and regulation
based on the country they are operated in.
Also, a proxy may be compromised.
Due to onion routing, suing a relay operator won't get you such
information. Guard nodes know who is talking to them, but not where
they're going. Exit nodes know the destination of the communication,
but not who's the originator, and middle nodes are blessed with
ignorance on both ends. It's dangerous to hint people to use proxies
in order to get their locations hidden - their traces are just moved
to another system, they're not gone.
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