[tor-talk] Is it possible to access healthcare.gov through Tor?
praedor at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 12 15:11:34 UTC 2013
I'm not sure I get the gist or concern. Https everywhere would block all 3rd parties except the NSA from seeing your information but you are giving that information to the govt system as a requirement for signing up so what is the point of going the extra step to hide what you have to provide anyway? The site must know who you are, where you live, your income, number of family members, health state, etc, things that google and other companies already know from all your shopping, web searches, etc.
Your identity and location, in particular, is required so hiding both via tor is kinda pointless. Https everywhere would suffice to stop all 3rd parties who are not naturally going to get the information anyway.
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krishna e bera <keb at cyblings.on.ca> wrote:
On 13-11-12 07:03 AM, eliaz wrote:
> On 11/12/2013 4:57:09 AM, bao song (michaelwprx at yahoo.com.au) wrote:
>> In order to minimise the information I give away when shopping on
>> healthcare.gov (before actually buying),
>> I'd like to use Tor to access the website, but I keep getting 'Forbidden.'
> You don't need Tor to do this. Load HTTPS Everywhere into our open
> Firefox or Chrome, and use the private or incognito mode.
I don't understand how you concluded that they don't need Tor.
Using HTTPS-Everywhere with a regular browser in incognito mode doesnt
reduce the amount of information you send to the destination - it only
makes the connection not snoopable by third parties and reduces
information kept by the browser for later sessions or tabs.
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