Tor Browser 8.0 released, facilitates anonymous web browsing

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Tor is a tool that allows users to access the internet anonymously by routing data through a network of thousands of volunteer-run relay servers, making it more difficult for governments, businesses or anyone else to track individual users.

It can be used by political dissidents to protect their communications from oppressive governments, by criminals to hide their illegal activities, or by privacy advocates to simply reduce tracking.

Setting up and using Tor was previously complicated. But nowadays it’s as easy as installing the Tor browser, which is a modified version of Firefox.

This week Tor 8.0 browser released, with a number of improvements that make the browser faster and easier to use.

Tor Browser 8.0 is the first stable version of the web browser to be based on Firefox 60 ESR, which means it is the first to use Firefox Quantum multi-process technology for faster performance and improved stability.

The developers of Tor have also simplified the installation process, making it easier to quickly connect to the Tor network or use a proxy if you are in a country that blocks Tor. Once you’re up and running, a new guide explains what Tor is and how it works.

You can also open Tor Network Settings at any time to adjust your settings, and if you’re in a country where Tor is blocked, it’s now easier to connect to the network by resolving a captcha to get an IP bridge.

Tor Browser 8 also adds support for additional languages ​​and includes under the hood updates to Tor, OpenSSL, and other components, including the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere browser plugins which come preinstalled.

One thing to keep in mind is that surfing the web using the Tor browser may give you a bit more anonymity than you would get with any other browser … but the experience is also significantly slower. : In my experience, most web pages take longer to load Tor than in Firefox or Chrome.

Your browser history is also deleted once you exit the browser, which is good for privacy but impractical if you want your browser to remember your history and other information.

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