Tor Browser 7.0.11 & 7.5a9 released

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Tor Browser

The Tor Browser is the official web browser of the Tor Project. Its design focuses on allowing the user to browse the web with a high level of anonymity. The Tor Browser is primarily a modified Firefox browser. It uses Tor Launcher software to connect to the anonymous Tor network and NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions to ensure connections are encrypted and no JavaScript is running.

Why do you use Tor?

Protect their privacy from unscrupulous marketers and identity thieves.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) sell your Internet browsing records to marketers or anyone else willing to pay for it. ISPs typically say that they anonymize the data by not providing personally identifiable information, but this has proven incorrect. A full record of every site you visit, the text of every search you perform, and potentially userid and even password information can still be part of this data. In addition to your ISP, the websites (and search engines) you visit have their own logs, containing the same or more information.

Protect their communications from irresponsible corporations.

All over the Internet, Tor is being recommended to people newly concerned about their privacy in the face of increasing breaches and betrayals of private data. From lost backup tapes to giving away the data to researchers, your data is often not well protected by those you are supposed to trust to keep it safe.

Protect their children online.

You’ve told your kids they shouldn’t share personally identifying information online, but they may be sharing their location simply by not concealing their IP address. Increasingly, IP addresses can be literally mapped to a city or even street location and can reveal other information about how you are connecting to the Internet. In the United States, the government is pushing to make this mapping increasingly precise.

Research sensitive topics

There’s a wealth of information available online. But perhaps in your country, access to information on AIDS, birth control, Tibetan culture, or world religions is behind a national firewall.

Skirt surveillance

Even harmless web browsing can sometimes raise red flags for suspicious observers. Using Tor protects your privacy by making it extremely difficult for an observer to correlate the sites you visit with your physical-world identity.

Circumvent censorship

If you live in a country that has ever blocked Facebook or Youtube, you might need to use Tor to get basic internet functionality.

Tor Browser is primarily a modified Firefox browser.
Tor Browser

Tor Browser 7.0.11 has been released.

This release features important security updates to Firefox and fixes vulnerabilities in Tor. All users are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

This release updates Firefox to version 52.5.2esr and Tor to version 0.3.1.9. In addition to that we updated the HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript extensions we ship.

All Platforms

  • Update Firefox to 52.5.2esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.1.9
  • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 2017.12.6
  • Update NoScript to 5.1.8.1
  • More

Tor Browser 7.5a9 was released, which provides important Firefox security updates and fixes vulnerabilities in Tor. Encourage all users to update as soon as possible.

This version updates Firefox to version 52.5.2esr and updates Tor to version 0.3.2.6-alpha. In addition, Firefox updated the sandboxed-tor-browser, as well as the HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript extensions.

Complete update log:

  • All platforms
    • Update Firefox to 52.5.2esr
    • Update Tor to 0.3.2.6-alpha
    • Update HTTPS
    • Update NoScript to 5.1.8.1
    • Update the sandbox browser to 0.0.16

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