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The Pirate Bay celebrates 10th anniversary by launching web browser

08/10, 8:38pm

PirateBrowser to use Tor for circumventing connection blocks

The Pirate Bay has launched its own web browser, as part of its tenth-anniversary celebrations. The browser, dubbed "PirateBrowser," is a combination of Firefox 23 and a Tor client, which the BitTorrent site hopes will allow users to be able to access the site, which is currently blocked from view by a considerable number of Internet service providers.

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Child porn bust takes down half of Tor network; fed malware spotted

08/05, 10:49pm

Malware collects data about Tor users, forwards to FBI contractor

Following the arrest of a Freedom Hosting service provider supervisor in Ireland, whom law enforcement has referred to as "the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet," some reports have surfaced of a JavaScript exploit of vulnerabilities in the anonymizing Tor Browser bundle. The exploit compromises Firefox, and forces the browser to send the computer's regular IP address to a Verizon IP address along with information on Tor sites visited to a data farm located in Reston, Virginia that is associated with US law enforcement.

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Book publisher Tor to remove DRM from e-books in July

04/24, 7:20pm

Future Tor Books to be DRM-free

Tor Books, the fantasy and sci-fi publisher, plans to remove DRM from its entire library of e-books by July. This move makes Tor one of the largest book publishers to have shied away from DRM protection.

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T-Mobile USA's optional censorship blocks clean, legal sites

03/25, 6:20pm

T-Mobile USA Web Guard seen overreaching

An optional web censoring filter used by T-Mobile's US division, Web Guard has been found stretching too far in a new study by the Open Observatory of Network Interference. As implemented so far, it not only blocks the intended 'adult' sites but a number of clean sites, such as Cosmopolitan magazine, the Internet Archive, French TV guide Programme, and many others that have no reason to be blocked. In a degree of irony, it blocks the page for the censorship circumvention of the Tor Project, religious site Kath, and a redirect page that results from Italy's own national filter.

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