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+++ b/wiki/src/doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser.mdwn
@@ -1,11 +1,11 @@
[[!meta title="Browsing the web with Tor Browser"]]
-[[!img Tor_Browser/mozicon128.png link=no alt="Iceweasel icon"]]
+[[!img Tor_Browser/mozicon128.png link=no alt="Tor Browser icon"]]
-Tor Browser is a rebranded version of the [[Mozilla
-Firefox|]] web browser. Given its popularity many
-of you have probably used it before and its user interface is like any other
-modern web browser.
+<span class="application">[Tor Browser](</span> is a web
+browser based on [Mozilla Firefox]( 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.
Here are a few things worth mentioning in the context of Tails.
@@ -27,20 +27,15 @@ with. But those mechanisms can be flawed,
[[as explained on our warning page|about/warning#man-in-the-middle]].
For example, here is how the browser looks like when we try to log in an email
-account at [](, using their [webmail
+account at [](, using their [webmail
-[[!img doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser/lavabit.png link=no alt="Tor browser"]]
+[[!img doc/anonymous_internet/Tor_Browser/riseup.png link=no alt="Tor Browser"]]
-Notice the small area on the left of the address bar saying "" on a
-blue background and the address beginning with "https://" (instead of
-[[!img Tor_Browser/address-bar.png link=no alt="address bar showing ''
-/ ''"]]
-These are the indicators that an encrypted connection using [[!wikipedia HTTPS]]
-is being used.
+Notice the padlock icon on the left of the address bar saying ""
+and the address beginning with "https://" (instead of "http://"). These are the
+indicators that an encrypted connection using [[!wikipedia HTTPS]] is being
You should try to only use services providing HTTPS when you are sending or
retrieving sensitive information (like passwords), otherwise its very easy for
@@ -55,7 +50,7 @@ HTTPS Everywhere
[[!img https-everywhere.jpg link=no alt="HTTPS Everywhere logo"]]
[HTTPS Everywhere]( is a Firefox extension
-shipped in Tails and produced as a collaboration between [The Tor
+included in <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> and produced as a collaboration between [The Tor
Project]( and the [Electronic Frontier
Foundation]( It encrypts your communications with a number of
major websites. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption
@@ -80,18 +75,12 @@ 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 Tails all such features are handled from inside the browser by an extension
+In <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> all such features are handled from inside the browser by an extension
called [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
-To learn more about Torbutton you can see:
-- [the Torbutton homepage](
-- [the Torbutton
- FAQ](
<a id="javascript"></a>
Protection against dangerous JavaScript
@@ -100,7 +89,7 @@ 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.
-That's why **JavaScript is enabled by default** in Tails.
+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**.
@@ -108,8 +97,14 @@ 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
-For more technical details you can refer to the [Tor Browser design
+<div class="note">
+<p>To understand better the behavior of <span class="application">Tor
+Browser</span>, for example regarding JavaScript and cookies, you can
+refer to the <a href="">
+<span class="application">Tor Browser</span> design document</a>.</p>
<a id="noscript"></a>
@@ -119,7 +114,7 @@ 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, Tails includes the <span class="application">NoScript</span>
+completely, <span class="application">Tor Browser</span> includes the <span class="application">NoScript</span>
By default, <span class="application">NoScript</span> is disabled and some