Tor Browser Bundle 3.0alpha4 Released

The third alpha release in the 3.0 series of the Tor Browser Bundle is now available from the Tor Package Archive:

This release includes important security updates to Firefox. Here is the complete ChangeLog:

  • All Platforms:
    • Bug #8751: Randomize TLS HELLO timestamp in HTTPS connections
    • Bug #9790 (workaround): Temporarily re-enable JS-Ctypes for cache
      isolation and SSL Observatory
    • Update Firefox to 17.0.9esr
    • Update Tor to
    • Update NoScript to
    • Update Tor-Launcher to 0.2.2-alpha
      • Bug #9675: Provide feedback mechanism for clock-skew and other early
        startup issues
      • Bug #9445: Allow user to enter bridges with or without 'bridge' keyword
      • Bug #9593: Use UTF16 for Tor process launch to handle unicode paths.
      • misc: Detect when Tor exits and display appropriate notification
    • Update Torbutton to
      • Bug 9492: Fix Torbutton logo on OSX and Windows (and related
        initialization code)
      • Bug 8839: Disable Google/Startpage search filters using Tor-specific urls

    As usual these binaries should be exactly reproducible by anyone with Ubuntu and KVM support. To build your own identical copies of these bundles from source code, check out the official repository and use git tag [geshifilter-code]<a href="…] (commit [geshifilter-code]<a href="…]).

    These instructions should explain things from there. If you notice any differences from the official bundles, I would love to hear about it!

The underlying Tor program can be configured as a relay, but you have to edit the torrc file yourself. There's no interace in Tor launcher to do that.

It's up in the air whether we'll add such an interface later on. I can see good arguments in either direction.


October 13, 2013


Huge improvement over the 2.0 series. Couple glitches here & there but nothing I can't handle. Using OSX 10.8.5. Here's what I've seen so far:

1. When changing New Identity it clears out any tabs I have open, seems to restart the browser. Very consistent behavior.

2. Miss the TBB log. I know I can copy the log to the clipboard but this is a PITA and no GUI.

3. Frequently get an error message that the Tor network is down for maintenance. I have a hunch this isn't legit and something else is going on but don't know what. Restarting the MAC resolves the problem.

Other than these issues really like it and use it all the time,


October 14, 2013


When I downloaded 3.0 through the above link for my OSX I show through my download manager that the version is in fact 1.0 and last modified in 1999. Whats up? The other versions seem to show their correct version and dates. I just noticed this. Have I been using 1.0 for the last couple of weeks?


October 20, 2013


is it possible to integrate tor button in the latest google chrome(business edition)

Or else
Are there any Tor-related extensions that work in Chrome browser.


November 04, 2013


This Alpha version loads much faster than the official bundles; I'm liking it except for the fact that I cant import bookmarks. Previously, I used Febe and Cleo; but unfortunately, they both break the Alpha version, and simply removing them doesn't undo the damage. I hope this will be fixed. Thanks