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authorBitingBird <bitingbird@riseup.net>2015-05-08 23:23:26 +0200
committerBitingBird <bitingbird@riseup.net>2015-05-08 23:23:26 +0200
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@@ -2,10 +2,12 @@
[[!img Tor_Browser/mozicon128.png link=no alt="Tor Browser icon"]]
-<span class="application">[Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en)</span> is a web
-browser based on [Mozilla Firefox](http://getfirefox.com) and configured to
-protect your anonymity. Given the popularity of Firefox, you might have used it
-before and its user interface is like any other modern web browser.
+<span
+class="application">[Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en)</span>
+is a web browser based on [Mozilla Firefox](http://getfirefox.com) and
+configured to protect your anonymity. Given the popularity of Firefox,
+you might have used it before and its user interface is like any other
+modern web browser.
Some frequently asked questions about the browser can be found in
[[the FAQ|support/faq#browser]].
@@ -42,8 +44,7 @@ The content of this folder will disappear once you shut down Tails.
Browser</span>, copy them to that folder first.
- If you have activated the <span
-class="guilabel">[[Personal
-Data|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure#personal_data]]</span>
+class="guilabel">[[Personal Data|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure#personal_data]]</span>
persistence feature, then you can also use the <span
class="filename">Tor Browser</span> folder that is located in the
<span class="filename">Persistent</span> folder. In that case, the
@@ -96,15 +97,17 @@ HTTPS Everywhere
[[!img https-everywhere.jpg link=no alt="HTTPS Everywhere logo"]]
-[HTTPS Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere) is a Firefox extension
-included in <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> and produced as a collaboration between [The Tor
-Project](https://torproject.org/) and the [Electronic Frontier
-Foundation](https://eff.org/). It encrypts your communications with a number of
-major websites. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption
-over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to
-unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the
-unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by
-rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.
+[HTTPS Everywhere](https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere) is a Firefox
+extension included in <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> and
+produced as a collaboration between
+[The Tor Project](https://torproject.org/) and the
+[Electronic Frontier Foundation](https://eff.org/). It encrypts your
+communications with a number of major websites. Many sites on the web
+offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it
+difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP,
+or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted
+site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting
+all requests to these sites to HTTPS.
To learn more about HTTPS Everywhere you can see:
@@ -122,27 +125,31 @@ JavaScript]], [[!wikipedia Adobe_Flash]], [[!wikipedia HTTP_cookie
desc="cookies"]] and other services which have been shown to be able to defeat
the anonymity provided by the Tor network.
-In <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> all such features are handled from inside the browser by an extension
-called [Torbutton](https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/) which does all sorts
-of things to prevent the above type of attacks. But that comes at a price: since
-this will disable some functionalities and some sites might not work as
-intended.
+In <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> all such features are
+handled from inside the browser by an extension called
+[Torbutton](https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/) which does all
+sorts of things to prevent the above type of attacks. But that comes
+at a price: since this will disable some functionalities and some
+sites might not work as intended.
<a id="javascript"></a>
Protection against dangerous JavaScript
=======================================
-Having all JavaScript disabled by default would disable a lot of harmless and
-possibly useful JavaScript and render unusable many websites.
+Having all JavaScript disabled by default would disable a lot of
+harmless and possibly useful JavaScript and render unusable many
+websites.
-That's why **JavaScript is enabled by default** in <span class="application">Tor Browser</span>.
+That's why **JavaScript is enabled by default** in <span
+class="application">Tor Browser</span>.
-But we rely on Torbutton to **disable all potentially dangerous JavaScript**.
+But we rely on Torbutton to **disable all potentially dangerous
+JavaScript**.
-We consider this as a necessary compromise between security and usability and as
-of today we are not aware of any JavaScript that would compromise Tails
-anonymity.
+We consider this as a necessary compromise between security and
+usability and as of today we are not aware of any JavaScript that
+would compromise Tails anonymity.
<div class="note">
@@ -160,9 +167,9 @@ NoScript to have even more control over JavaScript
[[!img noscript.png link=no alt="NoScript logo"]]
-To allow more control over JavaScript, for example to disable JavaScript
-completely, <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> includes the <span class="application">NoScript</span>
-extension.
+To allow more control over JavaScript, for example to disable
+JavaScript completely, <span class="application">Tor Browser</span>
+includes the <span class="application">NoScript</span> extension.
By default, <span class="application">NoScript</span> is disabled and some
JavaScript is allowed by the <span
@@ -189,12 +196,14 @@ The <span class="guilabel">New Identity</span> feature of *Tor Browser*:
<div class="caution">
-<p>This feature is not enough to strongly [[separate contextual identities|about/warning#identities]]
-in the context of Tails as the connections outside of
-<span class="application">Tor Browser</span> are not restarted.</p>
+<p>This feature is not enough to strongly
+[[separate contextual identities|about/warning#identities]] in the
+context of Tails as the connections outside of <span
+class="application">Tor Browser</span> are not restarted.</p>
<p>Shutdown and restart Tails instead.</p>
</div>
-For more details, see the [design and implementation of the Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#new-identity).
+For more details, see the
+[design and implementation of the Tor Browser](https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser/design/#new-identity).