Lobito Punky

Level 11
Hello, some time ago I accessed with the TOR browser a government page in my country Argentina and I got a notice from the page saying that it was going to be investigated by the administrator. Then I tried to enter the same page with a browser without proxy or vpn, that is to say with my IP from Argentina, and it prevented me from accessing it. Is it really safe TOR as they say? In my experience it is not. Well, I just wanted to share this experience. Best regards.
 

Robbie

Level 27
Content Creator
Verified
Hello, some time ago I accessed with the TOR browser a government page in my country Argentina and I got a notice from the page saying that it was going to be investigated by the administrator. Then I tried to enter the same page with a browser without proxy or vpn, that is to say with my IP from Argentina, and it prevented me from accessing it. Is it really safe TOR as they say? In my experience it is not. Well, I just wanted to share this experience. Best regards.
Tor is just a tool. It doesn't provide 100% anonimity, plus there are hundred more ways you can be identified, rather than your IP (like MAC address, screen width, installed software, DNS), everything can be used to reduce the ammount of people to just a few, and identify you pretty easily.
The fact that using Tor to access a government site (which are regularly targeted) is blocked is a common measure. If you personally were still blocked after closing Tor, my guess is your MAC address was blacklisted. There's no law against visiting the argentinian website with a VPN or Tor, as far as I know, so you can't be investigated (publicly) for that.

PS: cuantas copas tenés papa, quien te conoce?
 

Local Host

Level 16
Verified
Is safe, just because someone knows you using TOR doesn't mean they can identify you.

People tend to spreads lots of misinformation regarding TOR, just because websites can easily detect you using it, however that doesn't really matter when it comes to the privacy you seek (they only know you using TOR, they can't identify you nor tag you with cookies).

There's also lots of false information spread by website owners claiming TOR won't protect whasoever, on purpose to get you to use normal browsers so they can tag you.