[tor-talk] TorBirdy and Gmail (continuation)

Nima Fatemi nima at riseup.net
Fri Jun 12 00:17:24 UTC 2015

James Anslow:
> Артур Истомин:
>> What's the purpose using TOR when Google already know who you are and even
>> know your phone number?
> Well, that's a good question.
> Firstly I'll say that I don't mind Google knowing who I am. (In fact, my
> domain name is registered in my own name, so trying to hide my identify
> for any mail originating from this address would be pointless.)
> So the question remains, what is the purpose of using Tor when my
> service provider already knows my identity?
> The answer is that I think that identity is only one piece of the larger
> privacy issue. In my case I'm not trying to keep my identity private.
> However, I don't particularly like the idea that any ISP I use is likely
> logging when, where and how often I check my e-mail. So for the purpose
> of avoiding some dragnet meta data collection, I use TorBirdy.

To add to all that, if I had a Gmail account, I'd use it over Tor all
the time because Google doesn't need to know and record my IP and
precise location over time just because I'm reading email. Tor can also
protect me against many many online-behavior analysis and linking them
to my Google account.

TorBirdy also protects you against many different attacks. Sending your
traffic over Tor is only one of the things it does.

-- Nima
0XC009DB191C92A77B | @mrphs

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right
to say it" --Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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