PirateBrowser Passes 100,000 Downloads Already
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
TorrentFreak reports that within just three days of being release the Pirate Browser has passed 100,000 downloads already. The Pirate Browser is the Pirate Bay’s customised browser, based on FireFox 23, and is configured to navigate around Pirate Bay blockades as well as blockades of other torrent sites. In addition it uses a TOR client to protect the user more and a customised proxy configuration to improve page loading performance.
While the download has clocked an impressive 100,000 already, the official torrent file is also being seeded by more than 5000 people and growing. While the new Pirate Browser is proving very popular the Pirate Bay wants to remind people that it does not provide internet anonymity, only a way to circumvent blockades of torrent websites.
“I didn’t think it would catch on so fast,” The Pirate Bay’s Winston tells TorrentFreak. “I guess people want to see the websites their governments and courts are trying to hide from them.It’s not providing anonymity and it’s not secure to hide your identity. Pirate Browser is only supposed to circumvent censoring and website blocking. If we made the browser fully anonymous it would only slow down browsing”.
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