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Why doesn't torproject.org have an official onion address?

Actually, there is an onion address for Tor: http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/ The Tor Project runs quite a few onion addresses: https://onion.torproject.org/ I can't confirm if the Tor Browser uses ...
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How secure is downloading Tor from a PPA vs. from official website?

As far as I see it, the package file brings its own version of the Tor Browser Bundle. So if you want to make sure that someone didn't change anything you'd have to check the integrity for yourself. ...
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NEW TOR VERSION problem

This new feature is called, "Letterboxing" Tor Browser, in its default mode, is starting with a content window rounded to a multiple of 200px x 100px to prevent fingerprinting the screen ...
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Why is TBB telling me "Your version of Firefox is out of date"?

THIS IS HIGHLY INFORMATIVE... -From the Tor Blog: "Update (August 11, 10:04 UTC): Starting from a couple of hours ago Tor Browser users might see a notification box in their browser claiming ...
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Tor update 20 October fails to work

I am in the same boat. Have your seen this on the Tor site "Windows users that are affected by Tor Browser crashes might try to avoid this problem by opening "about:config" and setting the ...
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How to update Tor Browser

You could export settings and bookmarks by copying the files from somewhere in Tor Browser/Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default
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How do I roll back from today's update to 8.0?

https://dist.torproject.org/torbrowser/7.5.6/ when you first start in the settings, you can disable checking for updates
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Still running old version of relay after apt-get upgrade

0.2.9.* is the current Long Term Support (LTS) series and is a perfectly fine series to be tracking. https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/NetworkTeam/CoreTorReleases The Tor ...
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Tor downloads files in the background, then asks for permission

This is the 'pre-fetch' feature in Firefox, which starts downloads in the background for you - you see it as 'instant' because it already downloaded the file before you confirm the download. You can ...
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Where can I see what version of Tails I have?

Tails Upgrader should run automatically when Tails connects to the Tor network after startup. There shouldn't be a need to check the version manually: Tails should keep itself up to date. If, for ...
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Trying to use orbot/orfox (TOR) on Android on this website thats says Firefox 38 not supported need FIREFOX 45 or newer

The latest release of Orbot (available through the Google Playstore or through FDroid from The Guardian Project's repo is based on the Firefox 52 series for Android. If you are running the latest ...
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Cannot Open New Tor 7.0.1 in Mac

It is best to update your Mac so you get all the latest security patches. After you update your Mac to the latest stable version macOS 10.12.5 Tor Browser should start working. Here are the latest ...
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How to update Tor Browser

Download the .mar file and learn to use mar-tools to manually apply the update for each copy of your browser.
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tor v3.x in xenial?

As I understand it: 0.2.9.10 is the current stable release and will be what remains in stable releases. 0.3.x is the new stable and will be what it is included in the next stable Debian release (...
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Tor Browser dropped support for 10.8

Why Run Supported Software I agree with @canonizingironize, you are still going to be a target. There are so many people running out-of-date software that targeting them is lucrative. Also, let's not ...
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Why orbot isn't updated as with the Tor for windows and why Orfox isn't updated with the latest bundle of Firefox as of the same version in windows?

Orbot The Orbot currently in Google's Play store appears to be based on Tor 0.2.8.9. Yes, this isn't the newest release of Tor, not even the newest version of the 0.2.8.x series (which is still ...
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Ricochet tor version is out of date

The list of recommended versions contains 0.2.7.6, so it is not officially outdated. If you want to use a newer version of Tor with Ricochet, just copy or link the Tor binary to the directory where ...
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How can I automatically get the latest version of the Browser?

The AUR package should stay pretty up to date. If you want to help keep it up, you can subscribe to one of the places that new releases are announced (I use the blog rss feed) and flag the package ...
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How to keep (or import) the Tor Browser's history, when updating from an older version to TBB 5.0?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_bookmarks-and-browsing-history Replace Browser/TorBrowser/Data/Browser/profile.default/places.sqlite file with old ...
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What is the safest way to keep TBB up to date?

This link to the Tor Browser design document contains the following description of how the Tor developers have ensured the updates from the updater cannot be tampered with. 5.4. Update Safety We make ...
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Help with upgrading to Tails 1.1

The easiest way to upgrade is: download a Tails 1.1 ISO, verify it, and burn it to a DVD. Boot on the DVD, then use the Tails Installer to upgrade your USB stick.
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