Using `apt-transport-tor` from a Tor censored country.

What would happen if (1) a user lives in a country that censors Tor and (2) updates their system with package apt-transport-tor is installed? Just using Tor could get them in trouble?

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I’ve seen this implied, but I haven’t seen this question pressed and answered with evidence. I suggest to ask on the tor-talk mailing list or so since this isn’t Whonix specific and more likely someone there knows.

Following this assumption (dangerous connecting to Tor), just accessing any Tor related website could get them into trouble. However it would go further than that.

Bootstrapping any security software while staying hidden seems most unrealistic to me. That’s why this page was edited:

Even just using a non-security focused desktop Linux puts one on a list:


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