Version 8 of the Tor Browser released. The Tor browser is the multiplatform browser that routes traffic through the Tor anonymity network.
The Tor Browser is based on a modified Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser and includes the TorButton, TorLauncher, the NoScript and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions, and the Tor proxy.
Mozilla Firefox ESR is a version of Firefox that’s meant for organizations that manage their client desktops, but are not too worried about providing the latest features, performance enhancements and technologies as they are released.
This latest version of the Tor Browser is based on Firefox ESR 60, and it has extensions built using the WebExtension API, tightened sandbox security on Linux, and the Tracking Protection option for regular browsing windows.
“Tor Browser has a new user onboarding experience; an updated landing page that follows our styleguide; additional language support; and new behaviors for bridge fetching, displaying a circuit, and visiting .onion sites,” said Nicolas Vigier, a developer working on the browser in a post.
“Our new onboarding experience aims to better let you know about unique aspects of Tor Browser and how to maximize those for your best browsing experience.”