I never really trusted TOR and its "untracability", but considering not everyone is a part of the bog gov't, that can be more than enough for guaranteeing an user's anonymity.
Anecdotal, sure but I spent a while wondering "How" recently.
If you think you're safe using TOR browser, posting or finding info or dissident stuff, evading some bans, having different accounts for whatever reason and not getting them linked or because your DSL comes with a static IP and now browsers and OSes are like sponges that will get you identified, hacking or anything, remain skeptic.
Elite proxies and other things like that are a thing of the past. Only good to maybe override a regional block on some shit site. For most websites you should be fine with TOR, or I believe so. But I never expected that from a site we know well, one of the admins knew how to do it. And he did it!
No name will be given but I had a chat with him, either you're bluffing, either you're skilled, and well if you let me know that, you're based.
Imagine, I make a trolling account on a /pol/ forum. Register the email adress from a proxy in Germany on a PC I just connected on the internet. My network of course, behind a NAT router blocking what should be blocked.
It's running LinuxMint 19 64bit, XFCE, all up-to-date, apt-get the TOR package and all run smoothly, last version installed, and I think it's safe, let's try this out, since my customer wanted something safe.>Shitpost in the aforementioned horse-politics forum, and the next day, get caught. «samefag!»
With hundred of users on this place at once, it can't be a wild guess, and go through a long process of repeating the experiment, finding what leaked.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.