Tor Browser 8.0a5 is released
This release features important security updates to Firefox.
This release updates Firefox to 52.7.3esr. In addition, we are updating HTTPS Everywhere, fixing some issues in the Snowflake pluggable transport and exempting .onion domains from mixed content warnings.
The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0a4 is:
- All platforms
- Update Firefox to 52.7.3esr
- Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.3.13
- Bug 23439: Exempt .onion domains from mixed content warnings
- OS X
I don't understand your first question: which "New Encryption"?
For the second question, the goal of this release is to fix an important security issue in firefox, so it was important to do it even if there are not many other changes.