Tor Browser 6.5.2 is released

Tor Browser 6.5.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

This should be the last minor release in the 6.5 series. This release updates Firefox to 45.9.0esr, Noscript to 5.0.2, and HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.14.

Moreover, we included a fix for the broken Twitter experience and worked around a Windows related crash bug. To improve our censorship resistance we additionally updated the bridges we ship.

Here is the full changelog since 6.5.1:

  • All Platforms
    • Update Firefox to 45.9.0esr
    • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.14
    • Update NoScript to 5.0.2
    • Bug 21555+16450: Don't remove Authorization header on subdomains (e.g. Twitter)
    • Bug 19316: Make sure our Windows updates can deal with the SSE2 requirement
    • Bug 21917: Add new obfs4 bridges
    • Bug 21918: Move meek-amazon to backend
  • Windows
    • Bug 21795: Fix Tor Browser crashing on

May 08, 2017



More (big?) sites you surf and more 'New Identity', more longer
'New Identity' last.On MSWindows.
What's the reason for?

Hard to say without any logs. But I suspect that the garbage collection we do during New Identity takes much longer when those big sites are loaded. You could test that with looking at the logs in the browser console (Ctrl+Shift+J) after setting "extensions.torbutton.loglevel" to "3" in your about:config and doing New Identity (the "GC pass" messages are garbage collection related): the delay between the messages showing up should give you and us a hint where the actual bottleneck is.


May 15, 2017


On my Mac the torbrowser always shows
bridge:obfs4 (United States) although the other locations change to the internet. I have tried new circuits and new identity.

The previous version did not do this any recommendations?