PirateBrowser Sails the Internet without Restrictions
PirateBrowser is the newest offering from The Pirate Bay. The idea behind the browser is to allow you to get access to The Pirate Bay no matter where you happen to be. It is a build that is based upon the Firefox browser and is completely free of charge.
This browser is based on a type of encryption that has actually been very frustrating for agencies that want to censor people’s access to the Internet. Using the TOR network, people are able to bypass restrictions on what they are allowed to look at online and, even better, they’re able to access any website anonymously. There is, however, a very important caveat that has to be taken into account when discussing the TOR network.
Browser vs. Encryption
PirateBrowser is only a browser and it works on the TOR system. It is not actually a way to prevent anyone from prying into your Internet traffic other than the traffic that goes directly through the TOR network. For example, if you happened to use The Pirate Bay to download a bit torrent file, you would only be protected in terms of having visited the site and in terms of the activity you undertook on your browser. Once the bit torrent traffic actually starts up, it will no longer be protected from any agency wanting to spy on you, including your own ISP, so you do have to be careful and understand that, in order to get complete privacy, you need an overall solution, such as a VPN.
PirateBrowser has already proven to be very popular. In fact, according to statistics provided by TorrentFreak, the browser got over 1000 downloads every hour after it was made available, showing just how much of an appetite there is among people to be able to browse the Internet in privacy.
This browser is easy on system resources and is based on Firefox 23, so using it should be familiar to anyone. Anybody who is familiar with using the TOR network likely already understands how to leverage that network to protect their online privacy and the PirateBrowser will function very similarly to the browser that is downloaded when downloading the entire TOR package.
This is a great offering from The Pirate Bay, one of the websites that has managed to draw the ire of sensors and that has, consistently, managed to stay operational and, when possible, to strike a blow here and therefore Internet privacy.