phone tether privacy question

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  1. daviezeee

    daviezeee Registered Member

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    If I were to wirelessly tether my android phone to my pc should I use orbot on the phone and tor on the pc. Or is orbot only necessary if browsing the internet directly from the phone?
     
  2. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

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    WiFi Hotspot the phone? I'd think you can look at the phone as a wireless router in that case. Normally, you'd run everything on the computer - like at home. BUT, I think this would give you an opportunity to do enhanced anonymity: VPN the phone and Tor the computer, etc... I think you would be doubling up Tor if you did it on both...but might be excruciatingly slow. But I haven't explored any of this. Why not test it out? Hotspot the phone, connect Orbot, connect computer and check IP. Then run TBB on the computer and see what IP you get. You could do the same with VPN if you have any accounts. You'll have to test to see what works, and how.

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