Youtube now plays?

6 months ago

I have off and on used the Tor Bundle. Now I am able to watch youtube videos? Confused by this, as doesn't this open me up to not being so anonymous?

I also notice ads now etc.

I downloaded the bundle and changed nothing on my end.

Thanks for any info!

6 months ago

Yes, in new versions of Tor Browser Bundle, javascript is enabled by default. Flash & Java - not. But youtube has also html5 player, so you can watch video even with no Flash installed.

6 months ago

Having JavaScript enabled DOES open you up to being "not so anonymous". The Tor Project admits this is a trade off in usability vs. security. They apparently think it's an acceptable risk, but personally I always turn it off.


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