New Release: Tor Browser 9.5a13

by sysrqb | May 22, 2020

Tor Browser 9.5a13 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from our distribution directory.

Note: This is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who want to help us test new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

This release updates NoScript to version 11.0.26, and Tor to

This is expected to be the final alpha release of Tor Browser 9.5, and it will become the new stable version in the coming weeks. Please report any problems you discover.

Also, we want to offer a big thank you to Sanketh for resolving some website breakage bugs. This release includes one fix, backported from Mozilla Firefox, and future releases will include additional fixes. Thank you for your help with making the web a better place.

The full changelog since Tor Browser 9.5a12 is:

  • All Platforms
    • Bump NoScript to 11.0.26
    • Bump Tor to
    • Translations update
    • Bug 34157: Backport fix for Mozilla Bug 1511941
  •  Windows + OS X + Linux
    • Update Tor Launcher to
      • Translations update
    • Bug 34196: Update site info URL with the onion name
    • Bug 34043: Update snowflake to persist sessions across proxies
  •  Windows
  •  Build System
    • All Platforms
      • Bump Go to 1.13.11
      • Bug 34242: Fix creation of Linux containers


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May 22, 2020


> Bug 34157: Backport fix for Mozilla Bug 1511941
We should define a clear policy about what we spoof and what we don't expose.

May 27, 2020

In reply to sysrqb


The installer has only one drop-down list. A few languages there don't contain English.

May 23, 2020


Thanks for the new release! I'm seeing a couple help-related issues:
1. Settings -> The Tor Project Tor Browser -> About Tor Browser shows default Firefox ESR 68 page
2. Clicking on Help in the menu takes me to default Mozilla support page. I'm not sure what 'Bug 33698: Update "About Tor Browser" links in Tor Browser' in 9.5a12 was about.

Thanks for reporting this.
1) We will work on that in the next version
2) That was a mistake in the changelog of 9.5a12, thanks for noticing it. Ticket 33698 only affected Windows/MacOS/Linux, but not Android.

It's good to hear that it's working well for you. But the Turbo Tunnel features added to Snowflake in 9.5a13 (#34043) do not increase throughput, only reliability. It's possible that you just got a faster Snowflake proxy than usual. The Turbo Tunnel design will, however, make possible certain throughput enhancements, like #25723 to use several Snowflake proxies at once.

May 26, 2020


You say "All Platforms: Bump Tor to ..." in every blog post, yet Android is still on for a long time. What gives?

May 28, 2020


Window 10 did the update and when i tied to go back in the to mail box i got this message
Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Tor Browser detected an issue and did not continue to The website is either misconfigured or your computer clock is set to the wrong time.

It’s likely the website’s certificate is expired, which prevents Tor Browser from connecting securely. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

Your computer clock is set to Thursday, May 28, 2020. Make sure your computer is set to the correct date, time, and time zone in your system settings, and then refresh

If your clock is already set to the right time, the website is likely misconfigured, and there is nothing you can do to resolve the issue. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.
does anybody have the same issue?
Learn more…

May 31, 2020


German node IP 185.220.XXX.XXX getting used too many times - Randomization of Tor node is affected.

Not the Guard Node that is. Talking about the Exit Node.