Tor Browser 7.0.1 is released
This release features important security updates to Firefox.
This is the first minor release in the 7.0 series, updating Firefox to 52.2.0esr, Tor to 0.3.0.8, and HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.18. Additionally, we worked around an annoying freezing of Tor Browser which is due to a NoScript bug and made the security slider window slightly larger.
Here is the full changelog since 7.0:
- All Platforms
- OS X
- Bug 22558: Don't update OS X 10.7.x and 10.8.x users to Tor Browser 7.0
TOR is by far one of the best internet tools i have ever come across, thank you guys, keep up the good work.
i dont know what i can do it .. what is so special about tor browser
Tor projects your anonymity. You can communicate freely on Tor without worrying that your information will be used to harm you. It's worth doing. Free and easy to use.
If you are concerned about your security and anonymity there are times when you need this and a vpn that is on all of the time.
Tor Browser looks and feels just like Firefox, because it is modification of Firefox. So why use Tor Browser instead of "plain vanilla" Firefox? There are many reasons, but two of the most important reasons why "TB is for everyone" are that:
o TB offers strong (but by no means perfect or perfectly assured) anonymity, preventing your ISP and other actors--- or rather the behavioral predictive analysis software run by their corporate clients which are continually analyzing the "data exhaust" constantly emitted by unprotected citizens--- from learning every detail of our private lives, and using the information to manipulate us into acting in their interest rather than the interests of our friends and families,
o TB offers strong (but by no means perfect) protections against various other kinds of internet nastiness which is often associated with criminal activity or--- increasingly--- with state sponsored cyberwar actions targeting the entire populations of "combatant" nations in some secretive undeclared cyberwar.
Explaining why such protections are increasingly required urgently even by "ordinary citizens"--- even by the most modest grocer in some open air market using a cell phone to carry out financial transactions in order to operate a fruit stall, or a housewife doing the family shopping--- would require more space than the moderators will allow us, but you might look for any of these books:
Cathy O'Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction
Bruce Schneier, Data and Goliath
Julia Angwin, Dragnet Nation
Brian Krebs, Spam Nation
(to mention just a few of the best of many on related topics which I've read in the past few years).