The largest BitTorrent tracker in the world, The Pirate Bay, is celebrating a massive 100,000 downloads of its own censorship dodging Pirate Browser in just a few days. The new browser, containing Firefox portable, foxyproxy, and Tor, was developed by the TPB team to get around government blockades placed on torrent services and other file-sharing sites.

Currently, a number of European countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, and Ireland, have imposed blocks on accessing The Pirate Bay and other such services. In the UK, for example, online filters will become default for all packages offered by Internet service providers. This is why the Pirate Browser has additional purposes beyond simple torrenting. The deeply unpopular filtering policy of the UK, dressed up as a bullshit crusade to “protect kids”, is actually being used to decide what people can and can’t access on the internet.

It should be noted that, though the browser can get around the creeping censorship imposed by corporations and their government lackeys, it, by itself, doesn’t guarantee anonymity. The Pirate Bay points out that if you really want to get that rare commodity, you can sign up with a trusted VPN in order to route your traffic through. However, even this way won’t secure you 100%.
Go here for the Pirate Browser.

The largest BitTorrent tracker in the world, The Pirate Bay, is celebrating a massive 100,000 downloads of its own censorship dodging Pirate Browser in just a few days. The new browser, containing Firefox portable, foxyproxy, and Tor, was developed by the TPB team to get around government blockades placed on torrent services and other file-sharing sites.

Currently, a number of European countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, and Ireland, have imposed blocks on accessing The Pirate Bay and other such services. In the UK, for example, online filters will become default for all packages offered by Internet service providers. This is why the Pirate Browser has additional purposes beyond simple torrenting. The deeply unpopular filtering policy of the UK, dressed up as a bullshit crusade to “protect kids”, is actually being used to decide what people can and can’t access on the internet.

It should be noted that, though the browser can get around the creeping censorship imposed by corporations and their government lackeys, it, by itself, doesn’t guarantee anonymity. The Pirate Bay points out that if you really want to get that rare commodity, you can sign up with a trusted VPN in order to route your traffic through. However, even this way won’t secure you 100%.

Go here for the Pirate Browser.