An Anonymous Coward writes:
"Tor Browser 5.5.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.
This release features important security updates to Firefox.
Users on the security level "High" or "Medium-High" were not affected by the bugs in the Graphite font rendering library."
 https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html  https://www.torproject.org/dist/torbrowser/5.5.2/  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox-esr/#firefoxesr38.6.1
The full changelog since 5.5.1 is:
Tor Browser 5.5.2 -- February 12 2016
Update Firefox to 38.6.1esr
Update NoScript to 22.214.171.124
What is Tor Browser?
"The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.
The Tor Browser lets you use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained (portable)."
Have they fixed that "feature" where every page you go to triggers a popup warning, saying the site wants to detect your fonts or something? Very annoying. Global disable options perhaps?
It brings a tear to the eye.
No. Wait. The stench of onions is making my eyes water.
Tor is stupid shit, dude. You think a whole bunch of fucking proxes will protect you? Excuse me while I laugh out loud.
Mod me! So flamebait! Yeaahahahahahhaahaaaaaaaa. All the cool kids just love Tor!!! HAhahahahahahahahAHAHAHA.
It's a neutered Firefox. For users who don't know (or don't want to know) anything about safety, it's great. But if you want a flexible browser and you don't mind spending an hour setting it up, you're much, MUCH better off with a regular version of Firefox (or better, Palemoon) and the usual add-ons: a proxy switcher, adblock, Ghostery, CsFire, RefererControl, Cookie Monster... That way, if you want strict safety, you can have it. But if you don't - anf there are many valid reasons why you don't, from time to time - then you can disable things selectively. The TOR browser won't let you do it, or will make it extremely annoying to do it.
Tor Browser is NOT crap.
The Tor software opens a local port for any local application to connect to. The Tor Browser connects through that port.
You can go to Tools/Options/Advanced tab/Network child-tab/"Configure how Tor Browser connects to the internet" Settings. Use these settings with any other browser (like PaleMoon) if you want.
But I prefer Tor Browser itself.
Holy fucking hell, Batman!! You mean Tor Browser is an HTTP Proxy client!!! Just like Firefox!!! And every other Web Browser!!!!!!!
Sooooooo fucking Special!!!!!!!!!! Because it's the Tor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you want a flexible browser and you don't mind spending an hour setting it up
Yes, because everyone knows how to take a vanilla Firefox installation and set it up to be secure against government level snooping.
You have no understanding of what the Tor Browser is for. Not everyone is a security expert, not everyone is even familiar with how the intricacies of the internet works but they still have a right to privacy, sometimes even a need for privacy. Yes, you can do all of this yourself if you want, but that's not the point.
You know, Hillary, you can run more than one browser at a time. On sites the Tor browser won't work well with, simply open a different browser.
What TOR does is disconnect your IP and your browsing, which no addon is able to do. Neither your precious addons nor TOR alone give you anonymity.
Are you aware of Panopticlick [eff.org]? People using Tor Browser can blend in with each other. Someone using Tor with another browser, custom-configured in the way you describe, is likely to stand out from the crowd. In other words, a bespoke configuration, even though hardened, may be more identifiable.
How is this relevant to anyone who isn't a terrorist, paedophile or a junkie?
People have been imprisoned and murdered for speaking their beliefs.
I will give an example:
You simply cannot write anything against the Jewish problem these days without losing something. They have spy software and hardware and agents everywhere, listening in to who questions them.
If they had nothing to fear from the truth (if they were telling the truth themselves), they would discuss their history and their control over the world openly and let everyone speak and answer questions. But that was not meant to be. Instead they find out who questioned them and they send assassins over.
So it is very important to hide your location and identity when speaking the truth. The bad guys are in control and they are not your friends. If you're not one of them or in their close circle of friends, you are their enemy. You need protection. Tor provides some protection.
we love you too!! 3xoxo3
In the post: claims but zero proof.
That was a good example where Tor becomes necessary. We're not at the point where one can get away with questioning Jewish authority. So to stay alive and fight and wake the public up from their sleep, it is very important to take steps that provide at least some protection from these criminals.
In other words: It was a use-case scenario.
Well, of course. They suppress all the proof. What more evidence could you need?!
Terrorists - does not scapegoat by racial identification.Pedophiles - does not scapegoat by racial identification.Junkies - does not scapegoat by racial identification.Jews - the word you added - scapegoats by racial identification.
This is the very definition of racism.
To be a (true) terrorist you have to take evil action.To be a (true) pedophile you have to take evil action.To be a junkie you normally have to do it to yourself by taking stupid action.To be a Jew, all you have to be is born to a class of parents who were in turn born to that class of parents, and so on.
You are a disgusting and revolting human being. Also a mind-blowingly stupid human being.
Try this yourself to get closer to the truth:
Question the Jews' motives. Question their religious laws and teachings about gentiles. Be critical of any openly known jew. Support Palestine and question the legitimacy of Jews driving Palestinians off their land. Connect your comments to your pseudo-name. After that, your pseudo-name will be attacked and character-assassinated systematically. You will be named as "so and so username"-like idiots inhabit this place; with people like him around this place smells. Or something like that. They will label you an insane person (among other things).
You need to be at the receiving end of their wrath once to start waking up and seeing your true enemy in the eye. Once your eyes are opened, you will try to help others to spot jews. As the old saying goes (sad as it is): "There is no such thing as a good jew"
By the way, Jew is a race. I am not sure what you mean by class.
Do us all a favor and kill yourself. Say howdy when you see Hitler. He's in the place you're headed to.
What an insightful comment you made! Instead of listening if there is something of value being said, you ask people to jump off the roof. What a nice person you are. I'm sure people really like being your friend. One day you will ask each one of them to jump off the roof when there is an argument. That is the kind of person you are. Vile, full of hate.
What do you mean by "us all"? Who else are you speaking for?
Or maybe you are a Jew. If yes, then please tell why Jews were expelled from cities and entire countries 109 times or so in the last few hundred years?
Mods, ever heard of polemic? Was it polemically said? I want to know what you meant. Oh Mr Crowley..
So you are basically complaining that you got a Troll moderation instead of a Flamebait moderation?
Everyone is being monitored by the authorities. Anyone who touches TOR, by their logic, must have something very bad to hide. Get yourself higher up their priority list and you can be sure they'll look much harder for even relatively minor evidence of potential thought crime with which to accuse you. They'll look harder at everything. Anything to get you for something in the name of safety. Better not make any minor mistakes on your tax return, for example. What a terrible work we have created for ourselves.
The same reason I refuse to save money with loyalty cards--some of us think corporate and government stalking is just creepy.
uhm .. errr ... can we get the tor-browser .. uhm ..errr... without the tor part pls?i need a replacement for vanilla firefox ... it's too much work to make it non-snoopy *sigh*thanks for update tho ... sigh
Give Palemoon a try. Avoid Chrome and its clones.
There's so much stupid in this discussion that it just gave me a headache. Most of you who replied need to take off the tinfoil hats, because tinfoil actually concentrates the microwaves, and most of the AC replies exhibit behavior consistent with having their brains zapped for a little too long.
To stay somewhat on topic: The Tor Browser is a fork of Firefox ESR, yes, but they do a bunch of hardening-related patching. Even if you're smart enough to set up a computer to transparently route all of its traffic over Tor, you should use the Tor Browser anyway. It will take a little bit of extra configuration so that you don't have a tor-over-tor situation, but it really is the best tool for the job. Maybe that's why we have so many ACs parroting law enforcement talking points...