Better tool than Tor

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Is there any better free tool than Tor on the internet?


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It is not illegal to use Tor but many people that do, are doing things on the internet that are not legal. I suspect that it will not be long before you are no longer anonymous using Tor 

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  • ToddN2000
    Tool for doing what?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes, there are some alternatives like i2p / freenet / freepto/ tails & so on.
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  • carlosdl
    Better in what sense?
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  • brian1112
    Not compromised and more stronger. Tor cannot open open some blocked/censored sites by certain governments.
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  • ToddN2000
    If you are looking at getting into those sites then it's hacking and a crime. You won't find help on that on this site. You'll need to search the dark side of the web.
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  • brian1112
    So what is the use of a browser like Tor to contribute to the Internet freedom and open the censored sites that are legal in almost all other countries?
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  • ToddN2000
    What censored sites are you referring to? If the government is blocking those sites it's probably blocking TOR and other file sharing services as well. Trying to get around government rules and censorship may cause more trouble than it's worth.
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  • carlosdl
    I'm not going to question the intentions behind your question. You know you are responsible for your actions, right?

    Tor is very good at what it does. You just need to understand how it works and how to use it correctly.

    In some cases, you just need to switch identity, or at least change the Tor circuit that is being used for the site you are trying to navigate to, until you get a circuit that goes to the site from a location where the site is open or unrestricted.
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  • ToddN2000
    Just a word of caution.. Be careful. Many years ago a person I played Warcraft with was arrested by the FBI. IT appeared he and a few of his friends were file sharing about 20TB of movies and mp3's. He actually went to jail over it and had a pretty hefty fine as well. They may not catch everyone who uses service like these but with the way my luck goes I won't use them.
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  • carlosdl
    I agree about being careful, definitely.

    Just to clarify things a little, for other people reading this in the future: Even though file sharing has been mentioned in this thread more than once, Tor is not a file sharing service/network.

    From the Wikipedia page:

    "Tor aims to conceal its users' identities and their online activity from surveillance and traffic analysis by separating identification and routing. It is an implementation of onion routing, which encrypts and then randomly bounces communications through a network of relays run by volunteers around the globe."

    As mentioned in the answer Wiki, using Tor is not illegal, and not everybody that uses it does illegal things.

    I have used Tor for many years and I like and support the project.
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  • ToddN2000
    My question would be then if this works like a VPN or hides your identity, are you logging into a specific account to use the service? What happens if the site get hits with a warrant for the IP of the Tor account?? I heard this is happening with some of the torrent sites where people are using VPN's for access..
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  • carlosdl
    No, you don't need to log in to use it.

    There are still some methods to break the anonymity it aims to give you, but for the most part, it depends on the kind of site you visit.

    People planning to do illegal things should not assume that it will be absolutely impossible to track them just because they are using Tor.
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  • brian1112
    I am sorry that apparently, no one got my point. I simply wanted to know that
    if you are for instance in Iran, Pakistan etc, you cannot watch some youtube clips, does Tor will be helpful to open those videos? Please enlighten me if basically don't know the actual aims of the Tor.
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  • carlosdl
    I got it, that is why I mentioned the circuit concept. Open the Tor browser and play with the Tor circuit for one of the videos that are restricted for you.

    You might need to switch the circuit several times until you find one that makes the video play.
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