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    what is tor project can any one use it? is it easy to use? has anyone used it on here? I have read a little bit on it but need to know is it safe? I wont use it if I don't know what I am doing.
     
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    Why do you want to use something like this in the first place ? Well I guess it's not my business , but just so you know , it wont make you 100% untraceable , just more difficult to track/monitor activity. If the NSA or however you are afraid of wants to monitor your traffic , they'll find a way.
     
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    i was just wanted to know what really it does.
     
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    I wouldnt trust it
     
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    so if i use it black suvs will show up at my house lol
     
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    Tor is a browser used generally to browse the dark web. By itself it's perfectly safe, it's what people tend to do while using it that tends to not be so safe. My advice would always be if you really do need it you're likely up to no good, and if you're just curious ,you could find out what you need to know on YouTube
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)

    Small piece of advice from me to you. You can't unsee what you see in the dark web or anywhere else for that matter ,but there's some yucky shit there
     
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    i was just curious and maybe search a friends name just to see what it did.
     
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    Then just type TOR into Google or any other browser and you'll find the download link for it....The results will be just the same. It's the more illicit content that you might find if you connect to the wrong place
     
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    yea i am on the download link now i just wanted to know if it will lock up my pc or make it go crazy or crash it all together.
     
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    it does have a windows download but i prob wont trust it.
     
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    Not really , I wouldn't say it's safe or unsafe. Point is , if you want to do something that for some reason you don't want anyone to find out because it's of illicit nature , Tor ain't gonna put you behind an impenetrable wall of anonymity and black suvs might turn up at your house. If not , well you don't need to worry about it. It's mostly used by those who want access to hidden services on the web , not necessarily of illicit nature , just not accessible on normal browsers.

    There is a youtube channel named SomeOrdinaryGamers , that dude makes a very good job explaining these things in some of his videos regarding the dark web and such.
     
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    that's good info to know to bad i cant find away to use it on iPhone
     
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    Tor network is for paranoid people who think they have very important secrets to hide.

    All they have is porn.
     
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    i have seen it on house of cards so i was kinda wanted to know if it was easy to use so ya looks like anyone can use it but i never search something like porn because something might show up that you don't want on your pc
     
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    No not quite yet
    just keep looking up and down the street for that white Ecoline panel wagon than keeps appearing :) " for Street maintenance and the Village person at the top of the Telephone/power pole" !!!
     
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    here they use black Chevy suvs i do believe lol
     
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    Tor can be used to post anonymously (more or less) to the legitimate internet, too.

    This was actually it's original intended use. To enable people under oppressive regimes to be able to post about their oppression. It's also meant to allow unpopular groups to have their voice be heard, theoretically without being lynched.

    Of course, it is abused, but what technology isn't?
     
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    I can't recall the channel but there was this what I believe to be Indian guy who actually views the dark web or deep web or whatever you want to call it , during the making of his videos. Mostly it's just snuff videos, or Livestreams of murders, & creeper pedo's. Besides those things, drugs ,after which weird videos like the one with the guy crying eating a bowl of mush with those two black-and-white Teletubby type guys standing behind him mostly it's just wasted garbage.


    Stuff like this,iirc this turned out to be a student film 100% harmless, expect stuff like this


    or Shaye Saint John – Hand Thing (
    )
     
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    Nothing is more abused than GPU nowadays.

    Rackless OCing, clueless flashing, card bending, being put into ovens, etc.

    GPULivesMatter
     
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    yea I prob just stay away from it I watched some youtube videos, nothing really exciting to look at lol
     
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    they have been telling you... "stay away from that crap" since post #2 .... 21 posts after you said its not cool? WTF dude?

    PD: Tor its popular browser in linux enviroments, also for closed notworks... and some VPN ones....

    Regards,
     
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    yes I am staying away from it I am not downloading anything I was just asking questions about it
     
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    Ive heard of computers getting std's from it.
     
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