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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] PRISM action center

From: Ted Smith
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] PRISM action center
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:50:24 -0400

This is bad advice -- Tor Browser includes patches for anonymity leaks
that aren't fixed in mainline Firefox (and thus in IceCat). Using IceCat
with Tor will be insecure.

It seems possible to apply the same patches used to create GNU IceCat to
the Tor Browser, or apply the Tor Browser patches to GNU IceCat
(possibly this could be done by default to make IceCat tor-ready?).

On Mon, 2013-06-10 at 19:23 -0600, "Carlos Solís" wrote:
> > * Web browser: Tor Browser
> > A good choice, in part. The Tor Browser is partly composed by Tor,
> but
> > partly by a custom build of Mozilla Firefox, which, despite of its
> > respect for privacy, does allow the user to install nonfree addons.
> It
> > would be wiser to recommend Tor alongside GNU IceCat, the fork of
> Firefox
> > that removes all recommendations to the aforementioned nonfree
> addons.

Sent from Ubuntu

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