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ADGrimes
Making moves
Status: New idea

Similar to how Brave implements this feature. It would be beneficial for users and will provide enhanced privacy, should a user require it.

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Jon
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Anonymous
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Well, there is one big problem in brave's implementation of tor in private windows. Tor works by blending you with the crowd, thus making you anonymous. For this, your browser fingerprint should be the same as others. That's why it is recommended to never install extension in tor as they change the fingerprint.

As brave is chromium based, it gives a completely different fingerprint than the official tor browser and so the websites can easily fingerprint you.

As tor browser is firefox-based, firefox could give almost same fingerprint but I still think it's not worth implementing tor mode in firefox. Not everyone needs it and it would make firefox harder to maintain for the developers.

PseudoNym2112
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A much better implementation would be to simply fork off the latest-greatest Tor Browser Bundle.

Double bonus points if the thing can be started in Safest Mode, which is What The User Wants in that scenario.

Yes, the user could very well download and run TBB on his own, but most users won't do that. It simply *feels* easier and more accessible if it's already been downloaded, and you can just click "Start a Super Private browsing session" in a menu.

Sbernecchia
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Some workplaces had banned Brave because it supports connecting to TOR network.

We don't want to Firefox to be banned too.

Not a good idea. Just use TOR Browser bundle.

 

 

wutongtaiwan
Familiar face

Firefox should have the Tor network built into the browser

Brave has built-in integration with the Tor network, which allows users to browse the internet anonymously. Firefox does not have this feature.Firefox should built-in integration with the Tor network

Jon
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Jon
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PseudoNym2112
Making moves

@JonCould this one be closed as a dup of the linked one? It already has 10 upvotes

PseudoNym2112
Making moves

> Some workplaces had banned Brave because it supports connecting to TOR network

Support for Tor browsing can be an install option that is disabled by default for enterprise users.

Jon
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(Note: similar ideas have been merged into this thread)

Jon
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brixter
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I disagree.

While I use TOR browser from time to time to bypass firewalls, I don't need it everytime. I imagine the overhead would just make the browsing experience slower.

And why would I need super privacy protection if say I just want to google the recipe of carbonara? It's needless processing.

PseudoNym2112
Making moves

@brixter 
> I don't need it everytime

The suggestion is not to load it everytime, but only when the user clicks "Start Super Private Mode" or similar.

From that point, on the user is going to need to accept that some things will be slower -- and that includes starting up Tor.

"Normal", surface web browsing would be unaffected.

Jon
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Similar idea here: New Private Window With Tor