I am transitioning from exposed normality to privacy. (thanks pg + techlore for assistance). I got a new Linux laptop and am using only new private accounts on it, and if I need to check my old gmail or social media I use my old laptop. I want to keep the new laptop as untraceable from my old laptop as possible.
However my old laptop is on the verge of total collapse, and I am concerned I will not be finished downloaded my data and closing my accounts before it is broken.
I know I can just sign into these accounts through Tor on my new laptop, and also download my data. But I am afraid I will undo much of my hard-work to keep things separate. But am I really undoing anything? Shouldn’t I have nothing to worry about if Tor is as private as they say it is.
Additionally, I strangely feel more monitored when I use Tor. The exit nodes are often blocked by websites, and I often wonder how much resources state agencies put into monitoring these exit nodes, decrypting the traffic (including my emails), combined with advanced analysis, and de-anonymizing all the users.
So question recap.
- Does Google/Facebook know what device I am using if I login through Tor?
- Is it plausible that Tor traffic is heavily surveilled, with its relative obscurity outweighing it’s secure technology?
Hope my questions are not too silly.