Here are a few general questions I have about online Anonymity. Curious if anyone has any answers to these. Thanks for the help in advance. 1. Is it possible for websites to see my browsing history,favorites or cookies placed on my computer by OTHER websites? Im aware of websites like http://startpanic.com/ but none of them seem to work. They can not view my browsing history even with java enabled. 2. Is ALL of Tors hidden services encrypted even if they are not https? 3. Is it safe to login to email,banking etc over a VPN service without worry of passwords being stolen as long as the logins are sent over SSL? 4. Does anyone have any idea of how long ISPs keep logs of what IP a customer has used? (specifically USA ISPs) 5. For the best anonymity with Tor is TAILS the best solution that is available? 6. If using Tor or a VPN is it necessary to change the browser User Agent? Does it really increase anonymity that much? 7. If I am using a VPN and have java and flash enabled is it possible for a website to see my real IP? I am unaware of any tests that show how this is possible. I understand Tor is a different story because it is a proxy and doesn't encrypt all traffic from your computer. That is unless you use JanusVM.