The Pirate Bay has released a bundle of add-ons to help people search for and access bits of the internet that governments and ISPs have locked away. The only hitch is: despite the fact that it contains a Tor client, security experts have said that it doesn't completely anonymise internet traffic.
This has raised concerns about users' security.
PirateBrowser, released in celebration of the torrent site's 10th birthday - and with a bunch of torrent sites already bookmarked, natch - is based on Firefox Portable and comes bundled with proxy-management toolset Foxyproxy and the Tor client Vidalia.
In its FAQ, The Pirate Bay says:
Does it [allow me to] surf the net anonymously?
No, while it uses Tor network, which is designed for anonymous surfing, this browser is intended just to circumvent censorship — to remove limits on accessing websites your government doesn't want you to know about.
If you are looking for something more secure you may want to try a VPN like PrivacyIO.
Security experts have complained that The Pirate Bay failed to adhere to Tor security protocols, with one observer claiming the new browser was "unsafe".
Continued : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/12/pirate_bay_releases_new_privacyminded_browser/
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