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Re: [tor-talk] Tor -> VPN Clarification



On 02/01/2015 05:08 AM, Paul Syverson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 01, 2015 at 12:36:30AM -0700, Mirimir wrote:
>> On 01/31/2015 11:53 PM, Seth wrote:
>>> On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:47:20 -0800, Mirimir <mirimir@riseup.net> wrote:
>>
> [snip]
>>
>> that getting your anonymity more privately makes it less anonymous.
> 
> Whoa! That phrase blew my mind and is almost certainly the phrase of the
> week if not month---and (for me) before dawn on the first day at that.

Here's my shot at nailing this thread:

VPN -> Tor
   VPN connection to Tor == Tor connection through VPN
   getting your anonymity (Tor) more privately (VPN)
   easy setup; VMs not needed; firewall prudent; use PayPal for VPN
   safe with Tor browser; easy to fail with other apps

Tor -> VPN
   Tor connection to VPN == VPN connection through Tor
   getting your privacy (VPN) more anonymously (Tor)
   hard setup; use VMs and firewalls; buy and use VPN anonymously
   classic fails: buying VPN with PayPal, using VPN sans Tor

> aloha,
> Paul
> 
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