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Re: Advantages of downloading Debian packages over tor




On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 08:27:08AM -0600, ghe wrote:
> On 3/28/19 1:18 AM, André Rodier wrote:
> 
> > Is there any advantage, in terms of privacy, to download Debian packages
> > over the Tor network?
> 
> Tor's job is to keep the trackers away by bouncing your packets around
> so Google starts tracking the wrong IP address.

No. Because the least Google track is your IP address. It is true that
Tor is meant to obscure your IP address, but "trackers", in your use
of the word, are mostly Javascript code snippets (sometimes invisible
images and things like that) made to convince your browser to betray
you. And it'll betray you even through Tor.

Cheers
-- t

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