from the dare-ya-to-pirate-this dept.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary last August, The Pirate Bay presented a gift to its users: the PirateBrowser. The browser is based on Firefox and utilizes the Tor network to obfuscate people's locations. It is meant purely as a tool to circumvent censorship and unlike the Tor browser it does not provide any anonymity for its users. Recently, PirateBrowser achieved a new milestone more than five million people have downloaded a copy of the tool from the official website. That's an average of more than half a million downloads per month.
There have been no updates to the software since its first release. This will change in the coming weeks: the Pirate Bay team will push out an update soon with upgraded versions of the software. In addition, the new release will have support for social media sites to serve users in countries where these services are restricted or blocked.