PirateBrowser Passes The 1 Million Downloads Milestone
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
The PirateBrowser has been out for a while now and the modified Firefox browser with Tor integration and the foxyproxy add-on is actually proving very popular with internet users, having managed to rack up an impressive 1 million downloads in about 3 months according to TorrentFreak. The PirateBrowser now accounts for 0.5% of all visits to the Pirate Bay which means thousands of active users every day. The PirateBrowser can be downloaded at its official website or on any other number of download sites (Softpedia, CNET, etc).
“PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens.” Reads the official website.
While the PirateBrowser is growing in popularity proxies are still preferred by the vast majority of people as these allow them to continue using their current browser. 7% of Pirate Bay visits come from a direct proxy connection.
The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak they are currently updating and improving the PirateBrowser. They’ve also stated that they are working on:
“A special BitTorrent-powered application, which lets users store and distribute The Pirate Bay and other websites on their own computers, making it impossible for third parties to block them…This “p2p browser” should be able to keep The Pirate Bay operational, even if the site itself is pulled offline. There is currently no estimated release date set for this second project, but it will take a few more months of development at minimum.”
Image courtesy of PirateBrowser