TOR Tor Browser 7.0a4 is released

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  1. survivalmonkey

    survivalmonkey Monkey+++

    Tor Browser 7.0a4 is released boklm May 16, 2017

    Tor Browser 7.0a4 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

    This will probably be the last alpha before the first stable release in the 7.0 series.

    This release features a lot of improvements since the 7.0a3 release. Among other things Firefox has been updated to 52.1.1esr, fixing a security bug for Windows users (although by default Tor Browser users are not affected as WebGL is put behind click-to-play placeholders, thanks to NoScript). The canvas prompt is now shown again, the browser is not crashing anymore on about:addons with the security slider set to "high" and Selfrando has been integrated into the Linux 64bit build.

    There are still some unresolved issues that we are working on getting fixed for the stable release. Among them, the browser is crashing (with e10s enabled) or the download is stalling (with e10s disabled) when opening/downloading files that need an external application to handle them (this is bug 21766 and bug 21886).

    Note: comments are currently closed as we are currently upgrading our blog. Note for Linux users: You may get the error Directory /run/user/$uid/Tor does not exist after updating your browser. This is bug 22283. A workaround for this issue is to edit the file Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Tor/torrc and remove the ControlPort and SocksPort lines. The full changelog since Tor Browser 7.0a3 is:

    • All Platforms
      • Update Firefox to 52.1.1esr
      • Update Tor to
      • Update Tor Launcher to
        • Bug 20761: Don't ignore additional SocksPorts
        • Translation update
      • Update HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.16
      • Update NoScript to 5.0.4
      • Bug 21962: Fix crash on about:addons page
      • Bug 21778: Canvas prompt is not shown in Tor Browser based on ESR52
      • Bug 21569: Add first-party domain to Permissions key
      • Bug 22165: Don't allow collection of local IP addresses
      • Bug 13017: Work around audio fingerprinting by disabling the Web Audio API
      • Bug 10286: Disable Touch API and add fingerprinting resistance as fallback
      • Bug 13612: Disable Social API
      • Bug 10283: Disable SpeechSynthesis API
      • Bug 21675: Spoof window.navigator.hardwareConcurrency
      • Bug 21792: Suppress MediaError.message
      • Bug 16337: Round times exposed by Animation API to nearest 100ms
      • Bug 21726: Keep Graphite support disabled
      • Bug 21685: Disable remote new tab pages
      • Bug 21790: Disable captive portal detection
      • Bug 21686: Disable Microsoft Family Safety support
      • Bug 22073: Make sure Mozilla's experiments are disabled
      • Bug 21683: Disable newly added Safebrowsing capabilities
      • Bug 22071: Disable Kinto-based blocklist update mechanism
      • Bug 22072: Hide TLS error reporting checkbox
      • Bug 20761: Don't ignore additional SocksPorts
      • Bug 21340: Identify and backport new patches from Firefox
      • Bug 22153: Fix broken feeds on higher security levels
      • Bug 22025: Fix broken certificate error pages on higher security levels
      • Bug 21710: Upgrade Go to 1.8.1
    • Mac
      • Bug 21940: Don't allow privilege escalation during update
      • Bug 22044: Fix broken default search engine on macOS
      • Bug 21879: Use our default bookmarks on OSX
      • Bug 21779: Non-admin users can't access Tor Browser on macOS
    • Linux
      • Bug 22041: Fix update error during update to 7.0a3
      • Bug 22238: Fix use of hardened wrapper for Firefox build
      • Bug 20683: Selfrando support for 64-bit Linux systems

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