Tor Browser 9.5a1 is the first release in the 9.5 alpha series. It contains all the improvements and fixes from the 9.0 release as well as other new features: We enabled WASM on the standard security level, fixed circuit display for bridges without a fingerprint, and we re-enabled jemalloc for Windows users.
We want everyone in the world to be able to enjoy the privacy and freedom online Tor provides, and that's why over the past couple years, we've been working hard to boost our UX and localization efforts, with the biggest gains first visible in Tor Browser 8.0. In Tor Browser 9.0, we continue to build upon those efforts with sleeker integration and additional localization support.
Part of the Tor Project's mission is to further the popular understanding of privacy technologies, and we believe we can achieve it by combining educational efforts with usability efforts. Popular understanding is to not only be aware of such privacy technologies but to also be able to use and control them. With that in mind, we decided to integrate user experience research into our digital security training with a single program called 'User Feedback Program’.
In the past few years, a technique called browser fingerprinting has received a lot of attention because of the risks it can pose to privacy. What is it? How is it used? What is Tor Browser doing against it? In this blog post, I’m here to answer these questions.