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Re: [tor-talk] Will Tor affect Internet Explorer? (newbie question)

On 15 July 2013 20:19, Gabrielle wrote:

>> "Let's say you visit the NHL website to check up on hockey scores.
>> And that you click on...provocative adverts."
> Okay. That got into truly weird territory rather quickly.

The point is that your ISP has records that can be used to infer your
personality and identity.  Those records include where you go on the
internet, and where you don't go.

>> "How would being anonymous affect you watching 'Like a Surgeon'?"
>Because it might affect the Java required to watch Youtube, no?

Youtube can use HTML5 - no Java needed.  Search for 'youtube html5'
for more information.

> Also, what is Microsoft Time of Day?

So there are these servers on the internet whose job is to report the
current time of day.  They are called time servers.  They are very
useful if you have a network of computers and you'd like them all to
be set to the same time.  Anyway, Windows can be configured to reach
out to a time server and get the current time so your computer's clock
can be adjusted.  You can check your computer: Right click the clock
icon in your task bar.  Select 'Adjust date/time'  Click on the
'Internet time' tab.  See if it is set to synchronise to
'time.windows.com'.  This is an example of an internet-enabled program
running that you personally didn't start.

Just because you didn't click on something doesn't mean there isn't an
internet-enabled process running in the background.  Time of Day is
only one example.  This is why you might want to use Tails when doing
your research.  Not specifically because of Time of Day, but because
you don't know what else is using the internet behind your back.
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