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[liberationtech] Tinfoil (was: The Paradox in Privacy Paradox)
jaromil at dyne.org
Tue Mar 7 09:38:48 PST 2017
On Sat, 04 Mar 2017, carlo von lynX wrote:
> That's not all. Torbrowser uses the SOCKS protocol to separate each
> browser tab into its own identity. Basically it gets you what tinfoil
> is doing, automatically, without needing to change your habits. This
> is roughly as important as using Tor in the first place. Using Tor
> with any other browser isn't giving the same level of privacy.
ACK, did not know this.
I understand this separation is within the same application runtime?
> Which makes sense whenever you are using Torbrowser without
> "Torbutton", the add-on that does the tab splitting
ACK, it is an add-on within the same browser.
> or when you choose to enable the convenient local storage features
> like bookmarks, url completion, form pre-filling. Even when using
> Torbrowser without Tor and in a configuration similar to a regular
> Firefox, it will still provide better privacy because it has various
This I knew. Did not read da code, but well esteemed people in my
circles often mention how Torbrowser rocks. Yet I still like to have a
small shellscript that allows easy process isolation approach also
taking advantage of firejail (and I know also firejail is not that
perfect, but anyway.. one more way out of babylon...)
At last Tinfoil still serves my purpose of having a *quick*
(key-bound) way to switch between browser profiles (and not just new
anonymous profiles) for on-line identity management.
> But I'm starting to grasp the big picture and see the little time
> that is left to get anything back in shape. [...] Episode 1 features
> Bruce Schneier saying so many things that I would be saying, too.
I must be wrong and younger :^) but I can hardly relate to this way to
put forward criticism. My recommendation is to listen more Bob Marley
who once said so gracefully "live clean let your work be seen"
> So somebody is indeed using opmsg...
love it ;^)
~.,_ Denis Roio aka Jaromil http://Dyne.org think &do tank
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@@) GnuPG: 6113D89C A825C5CE DD02C872 73B35DA5 4ACB7D10
(@@@) opmsg:73a8e097a038d82b 8afb4c05804bda0d 281b3880fbc19b88
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