PirateBrowser

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Pinga, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    It looks more like a publicity stunt than a real advancement regarding privacy/anonymity... :(
     
  3. Pinga

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    It isn't really new and it hardly offers an improvement over, say, the Tor bundle. Still, it promotes awareness for the issues at stake and as such, it is newsworthy...
     
  4. pajenn

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    I installed PirateBrowser on a VM, not so much to test the browser, but to test several firewalls I'm considering (ZoneAlarm or Privatefirewall). In any case, it's basically Firefox Portable 23 configured to run through Tor (Videlia). It has FoxyProxy Standard add-on and bookmarks toolbar full of links to sites like PirateBay, TorrentCrazy, BitSnoop, etc.

    The Tor Browser Bundle of course does not have those links, it comes with NoScript, HTTPS-Everywhere, and TorButton add-ons, and also they use Firefox 17, which is the extended support release version (Firefox ESR). I guess the real contribution of PirateBrowser is that they were able to configure the latest firefox to run through Tor, which is tricky since as far as I know the TorButton add-on does not work with newer versions of Firefox, nor is it listed in PirateBrowser's plugins.
     
  5. happyyarou666

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    i think id rather stick to the original and just wait till they eventually update from 17 esr to 23
     
  6. mantra

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    but is very slow ,isn't it?

    do u think it's secure?
    thanks
     
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    no, at first I thought it was Tor with newer firefox version and pirate site bookmarks, but since then I've learned it only anonymizes some sites to get around censorship in certain countries. for proper anonymity just use the TorBrowser, and for more security use a VPN service you trust - I mean, you have to "trust" someone in the end if you want to use the internet, even if it's just your ISP.

    Now Tor is slow; adequate for browsing or downloading documents and other small files, but to download youtube videos, for example, I just use VPN. I also prefer not to enter any login or similar details when using Tor because you cannot be sure that the exit node isn't being monitored, although if the login doesn't reveal your real identity, then I guess it doesn't matter.
     
  8. mantra

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    thanks man ,now it's more clear
    i won't install it
    have a full portable browser with tor would be sweet
    ps is immunicity.org trusty?
     
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  9. mirimir

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    As far as I know, it only uses Tor for specific "censored sites".

    Everything else bypasses Tor.
     
  10. J_L

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    Why couldn't they have just stated that in the beginning. Anyone know what exactly are these specific "censored sites"?
     
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    And I misspoke. It also uses Tor for hidden services.

    -https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2013-August/029703.html
     
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  12. pajenn

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    I'm not familiar with immunicity.org.

    The Tor Browser (aka Tor Browser Bundle) is a portable version of the extended support release version of firefox and includes everything to run Tor, so no install necessary.
     
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