New Release: Tor Browser 8.5.1

Tor Browser 8.5.1 is now available from the Tor Browser Download page and also from our distribution directory.

Tor Browser 8.5.1 is the first bugfix release in the 8.5 series and aims at mostly fixing regressions and providing small improvements related to our 8.5 release. Additionally, we disable the WebGL readPixel() fingerprinting vector, realizing, though, that we need a more holistic approach when trying to deal with the fingerprinting potential WebGL comes with.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.5 is:

  • All platforms
    • Update Torbutton to 2.1.10
      • Bug 30565: Sync nocertdb with privatebrowsing.autostart at startup
      • Bug 30464: Add WebGL to safer descriptions
      • Translations update
    • Update NoScript to 10.6.2
      • Bug 29969: Remove workaround for Mozilla's bug 1532530
    • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2019.5.13
    • Bug 30541: Disable WebGL readPixel() for web content
  • Windows + OS X + Linux
    • Bug 30560: Better match actual toolbar in onboarding toolbar graphic
    • Bug 30571: Correct more information URL for security settings
  • Android
    • Bug 30635: Sync mobile default bridges list with desktop one
  • Build System
    • All platforms
      • Bug 30480: Check that signed tag contains expected tag name

am i the only one that is bothered by tor now collecting my info and store it and calling me by my real name

Chances are it has nothing to do with Tor because Tor would not know your name.Tor collects privacy-aware logs for download statistics but does not collect or publish your real name (or much else about users). Either you've given your real name to a site in the past, or they're sharing your information.

i looked to try and opt out but was never able to find where to opt out

There does not seem to be any opt-out, but you don't need to opt-out to remain anonymous. The Tor Metrics logging improves privacy and security, as security expert Bruce Schneier explains: "...With good network metrics, you can look back for indicators and anomalies at the time a privacy issue was reported. You can also extrapolate and look forward to prevent related issues in the future..."

hum sounds like google to me im not sure i will be useing tor anymore myself dont like the idea of someone tracking what i do on the net so much for being annomus i guess

The nice thing about Tor technology is that you can benefit from its security even when you don't trust the Tor Project, because the Tor Project itself cannot read your Tor traffic.In the end it's your decision to use or not to use Tor. EFF maintains a privacy section and tool guides. In addition, there are other dark web technologies, like I2P.


July 05, 2019


Am using the latest Tor version in Windows 10 op sys with lots of disk and memory capacity. Noticed that when Win 10 is in high contrast custom color mode in desktop view, web mail and other email utilities entry fields turn BLACK with BLACK text. Also, many web pages get re-formatted where HTML details and graphics are lost and only skinny looking web pages appear . Please analyze this situation with Win 10 h/c desktop color schemes so Tor will display web and app pages properly, thanks! 05-Jul-2019, 0954AM PST


August 21, 2019


Can't download the dev key on windows...

  1. >gpg -vvv --auto-key-locate nodefault,wkd --locate-keys torbrowser@<br />
  2.<br />
  3. gpg: using character set 'CP437'<br />
  4. gpg: using pgp trust model<br />
  5. gpg: error retrieving '<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>' via WKD: Server indicated a fa<br />
  6. ilure<br />
  7. gpg: error reading key: Server indicated a failure