I found a way to use RSS over tor. since I don’t really know how rss works, this might be a good question since I had a problem opening links in rss when using a tor proxy. but I’m probably willing to give up that function if it gives me more privacy.
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I think it is a good idea, but I don’t think it is a significant concern anyways.
Since RSS is generally an async background job the cons are basically non-existent so why not get the minor privacy benefits?
I think that the pro’s are worth it, but it is really a personal decision.
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Drop proxychains in front of your RSS reader application
I mean how does RSS actually work? I just wonder if RSS is anonymous by design or not, and whether I really have to use tor on top of it. I’m not an expert
RSS is simply a URL that, when accessed, returns an XML file with the content. A RSS reader just polls this URL every x minutes and checks if there is new content. So the only possible tracking should be the IP address used to connect and maybe the connection times. It’s up to you to decide if using tor for this is overkill
so It’s basically same thing as visitng a static website. I think I’ll use tor on this one. yeah.
Static but without JavaShit and dedicated to the entries only and not the full website.
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But the client doesn’t have to send any information (other than the GET request, that is) to the server, so it’s easy to anonymize.
here’s the link; https://medium.com/@crodges/anonymous-rss-with-newsboat-and-tor-1f310e54af73
It was convenient enough because I already use newsboat. also no one is really talking about using rss with tor. Most of the other methods are weird combinations, and all of them doesn’t work now. like using tor browser RSS plugin, I haven’t found an open source one (weirdly most rss reader are proprietary). and using thunderbird with torbirdy plugin.
the other working method is self hosting using Tiny Tiny RSS + anonymous VPS (ssh through tor, buy with monero.)
other sources; https://old.reddit.com/r/TOR/comments/1cc0k1/looking_for_a_way_to_read_rss_feeds_over_tor/ https://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/12272/how-to-following-websites-rss-anonymously https://tor.stackexchange.com/questions/21457/how-do-i-open-external-links-from-within-newsboat-rss-reader-in-an-already-ope to open links in rss on torbrowser