Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5721 closed task (duplicate)

Teaching people to use the "New Identity" button

Reported by: guiseppe Owned by: phobos
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Description

It would be better to clearify that using the "New Identity" button is critical for staying anonymous and safe.
Because now, there is no indication in the "warnings" section on the download page that it might not be a good idea to use the same TorBrowser session for different tasks, e.g. logging in an anonymous email account and directly after that posting a comment on a weblog.
That behavior includes the risk of linkability which should be avoided.

So, please extend the list of "warnings" so that pressing "New Identity" becomes routine.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Good idea.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mikeperry

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

While New Identity is important, we do strive to meet a security model where you're not linked between different domains: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#privacy

See #4100 and #3600 for major violations of this policy.

I think this ticket is a dup of #5294. We should explain all this shit somewhere people actually read in language they can understand.

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