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You can be anonymised in many ways. But, keep in mind that most of of them are sophisticated attacks which require a lot of effort. No organisation on earth has unlimited resources.

Why does a three letter agency spend this effort for you? Are you a very important target? If yes they can do it. If no, then your threat level is not that high. You don’t need ANONYMITY, you need privacy.

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JavaScript can be used to identify a user through Tor in a number of different ways. This is why Tor Browser comes pre-bundled with the “NoScript” plugin. This plugin can either reduce or disable JavaScript’s ability. When the plugin is set on the “Safest” setting, JavaScript is completely disabled. This level of security is required to completely stay anonymous and secure on Tor.

There was a point in time when I used NoScript, but years back, I stopped, as it had simply become impractical to browse the web with the degree of breakage that switching off Javascript by default produced.

I’m not saying that the article is wrong about it being necessary, but I think that from a functionality standpoint, that bar may be a high one. Maybe if you are just browsing a specific site or so, but I think that for general use of the Web, it’s going to be a problem.

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de-anonymatized a laptop by having the webpage play a high frequence sound that is then picked up by the spyware in your phone is really smart. To truely be private online you need to be paranoid.

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Whoever wrote this article, didn’t do enough research about that what he written things like using a VPN aren’t recommended by the Tor Project for specific reasons, also hosting your own entrance guard makes u even more easily deanonymizable. I would recommebd to checking the Tor Project, Whonix and Tails Documentation, they include very well and also some technical explanations, about all of this.

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This article is an ad for the VPN service setup done by the company who wrote it. They mention it several times in the article.

That’s why they are pushing VPN and self-hosted entrance guards; they want to sell you one.

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I don’t fund anything related to VPN at their products page, but that they want to promote their self-hosted entrance guards is definitly true, this article isn’t trustworthy

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This is the second “article” I’ve read from this site that turned out to be an ad. This made me check OP’s post history, and it’s nothing but promotional content from this one site. I feel like this should be reported. This is supposed to be a community-driven forum with genuine content, not somebody’s advertising platform.

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This is privacy guides after-all, we should give a link to the namesake’s take on the same topic. https://www.privacyguides.org/en/advanced/tor-overview/#additional-resources

and a shout out to this lovely tor graphic https://www.eff.org/pages/tor-and-https

(It’s about https, which is the standared now, but the graphic is amazing)

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Brendan went on in 2015 to become the founder and CEO of Brave Browser, which is promoted as a privacy browser by hiding and confusing your JavaScript fingerprints.

Altering links to add affiliate tags, selling data… privacy my ass.

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Adding to this - Brave’s business plan is to replace google as an ad service, but for an already targeted audience.

Brave’s CEO has also made personal choices on Brave Search, I forget what the issue was.

Selling data though I don’t know, I want a source.

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I think this is either very not well understood or I am missing an old brace news.

They did not alter any link.

They however were proposing an auto complete, when the user was typing a crypto currency website name, with their affiliate link. https://brave.com/referral-codes-in-suggested-sites/.

They did not modify any link the user imput without autocomplete or through a search engine. (also it’s fixed).

Maybe I’m mistaken you are talking of something else.

Even their “correct” functionality is sketchy AF, the average user would still have no idea what that URL tag meant and thus would not be making the informed choice the article implies they would be making

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selling data

When has Brave ever sold data? I’ve seen other people claim this here on Lemmy too and I don’t understand where it’s coming from, I know Brave has had controversies but they’ve never sold user data, I’d love to see at least a shred of evidence for this claim, it’s just FUD.

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Just don’t use brave search engine, stick with ddg

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They didn’t. Some people just like spreeding missinformation about things the don’t like.

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Derp.

Btw. don’t insult me.

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Your comment was missleading, since you did not mention what data you mean, also this is a privacy sub, copyrighted data isn’t related to privacy anyway, is only some reason why you couldn’t like a company, also this is a contentious topic, because on the one hand they just show you information you find yourself also for free online, they just present it you in a easier way, on the other hand they generate money by doing this with content from others.

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He was only mentioned because of JavaScript and evading it. Really helps when someone tries to draw all the focus on one tiny part of an article.

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