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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 - 5:48am

 bokey wrote:

The NSA has been all over TOR for years,don't waste your time.It's now a honey pot.

 
those guys are a huge threat

to them it's all a huge collection mechanism

the upside, if it happens, is that it will make it more effective/secure in general



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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 9:22pm

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Well, fuggem.

 
They know you said that.Be afraid,very afraid.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 8:57pm

 bokey wrote:

The NSA has been all over TOR for years,don't waste your time.It's now a honey pot.

 
Well, fuggem.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 7:34pm

 miamizsun wrote:

Tor executive director hints at Firefox integration?

 

Is this how the mainstream finally begins to win back its online privacy?

The Tor anonymity network may soon expand to hundreds of millions of new users around the world as the software’s developers prepare to scale to a “global population.”

Several major tech firms are in talks with Tor to include the software in products that can potentially reach over 500 million Internet users around the world. One particular firm wants to include Tor as a “private browsing mode” in a mainstream Web browser, allowing users to easily toggle connectivity to the Tor anonymity network on and off.

“They very much like Tor Browser and would like to ship it to their customer base,” Tor executive director Andrew Lewman wrote, explaining the discussions but declining to name the specific company. “Their product is 10-20 percent of the global market, this is of roughly 2.8 billion global Internet users.”

That ranges from 280 million people to 560 million. While it stands to reason that not all of those people would be using the “private browsing mode” all the time, even a fraction of these numbers represents a potentially huge increase in size for the Tor network.

The product that best fits Lewman’s description by our estimation is Mozilla Firefox, the third-most popular Web browser online today and home to, you guessed it, 10 to 20 percent of global Internet users. 

Mozilla, one of the biggest and most influential tech nonprofits ever, offers Firefox as a free, open-source, privacy-friendly alternative to browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. 

If implemented effectively, Tor would be a major privacy upgrade over Firefox’s current private browsing mode which “allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited.”



 
The NSA has been all over TOR for years,don't waste your time.It's now a honey pot.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2014 - 7:28pm

Tor executive director hints at Firefox integration?

 

Is this how the mainstream finally begins to win back its online privacy?

The Tor anonymity network may soon expand to hundreds of millions of new users around the world as the software’s developers prepare to scale to a “global population.”

Several major tech firms are in talks with Tor to include the software in products that can potentially reach over 500 million Internet users around the world. One particular firm wants to include Tor as a “private browsing mode” in a mainstream Web browser, allowing users to easily toggle connectivity to the Tor anonymity network on and off.

“They very much like Tor Browser and would like to ship it to their customer base,” Tor executive director Andrew Lewman wrote, explaining the discussions but declining to name the specific company. “Their product is 10-20 percent of the global market, this is of roughly 2.8 billion global Internet users.”

That ranges from 280 million people to 560 million. While it stands to reason that not all of those people would be using the “private browsing mode” all the time, even a fraction of these numbers represents a potentially huge increase in size for the Tor network.

The product that best fits Lewman’s description by our estimation is Mozilla Firefox, the third-most popular Web browser online today and home to, you guessed it, 10 to 20 percent of global Internet users. 

Mozilla, one of the biggest and most influential tech nonprofits ever, offers Firefox as a free, open-source, privacy-friendly alternative to browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. 

If implemented effectively, Tor would be a major privacy upgrade over Firefox’s current private browsing mode which “allows you to browse the Internet without saving any information about which sites and pages you’ve visited.”


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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 1:54pm

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Using anti-virus software will do it, too. I had to stop using Sophos AV on my old MacBook, it slowed things down so much. On the MacBook Air, it is noticable,  but still tolerable.

 
I thought the Ad Block was interesting because it affected Firefox much more than the other browsers they tested. Firefox seemed to be the biggest resource hog also. I don't notice any slowdown with Sophos on my Hacintosh but I am using an SSD and a 4 core cpu at 3.45ghz. I did a clean install of Mavericks on it a few weeks ago and its like going back to floppies booting of a regular hard drive now. Damn thing boots up in about 10 seconds now. I just updated to 10.9.3 today and it seems they fixed the slow wi-fi issue that some people like me were having from 10.9.2. I still like Snow Leopard best overall for responsiveness etc though.
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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 12:26pm

 DaveInVA wrote: 

Using anti-virus software will do it, too. I had to stop using Sophos AV on my old MacBook, it slowed things down so much. On the MacBook Air, it is noticable,  but still tolerable.
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Posted: May 17, 2014 - 12:01pm

Using AdBlock Plus may be what’s slowing your Firefox browsing session to a crawl


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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 8:22am

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IMHO Firefox seem slower for me in matter of website graphics loading and scrolling and the fonts kinda blurred. I prefer Opera or Chrome instead.

 
Yes Chrome is definitely faster at rendering websites etc. But the killer for me was that after the last update when I watch streaming video on Hulu the audio is no longer synced with the video. Safari and Firefox its fine and it used to be fine with Chrome. I tried reinstalling the latest version of Chrome from dead scratch, deleted its prefs and all and it still does it, This is on 10.8.2 Mavericks. That and Chrome still has the back button problem here at RP.
And the update before that broke Silverlight so no Netlix. That was fixed with the last update but now the Hulu streams are messed up.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 7:43am

IMHO Firefox seem slower for me in matter of website graphics loading and scrolling and the fonts kinda blurred. I prefer Opera or Chrome instead.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 6:28am

 islander wrote:

I'm kind of thinking that way too. Chrome works well enough most of the time, but I'm adapting to the quirks more often than they are fixing them. 

 
I'm using Palemoon as well...It helps.
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Posted: May 16, 2014 - 6:22am

 DaveInVA wrote:
I hadn't used Firefox for a long time because I liked Chrome better but it seems every update lately Chrome has a new bug or problem so I decided to give Firefox a try again...

 
I'm kind of thinking that way too. Chrome works well enough most of the time, but I'm adapting to the quirks more often than they are fixing them. 
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 7:04pm

I hadn't used Firefox for a long time because I liked Chrome better but it seems every update lately Chrome has a new bug or problem so I decided to give Firefox a try again...
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:51pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Right  mouse at the very top of the window in an empty space. You should see a menu. Click "menu bar."

 
There it is!. Say's I'm up to date at 29.0.1
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:40pm

 katzendogs wrote:

yeah. i don't have that menu.
 

 
Right  mouse at the very top of the window in an empty space. You should see a menu. Click "menu bar."


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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:39pm

 katzendogs wrote:

yeah. i don't have that menu.
 

 
See if it is onthe Help drop down menu.
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:31pm

 DaveInVA wrote:

If you mean the version you are using just select "About Firefox" from the Firefox dropdown menu.

 
yeah. i don't have that menu.
 
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:26pm

 katzendogs wrote:

Not sure where to find my version. Help?

 
If you mean the version you are using just select "About Firefox" from the Firefox dropdown menu.
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 4:53pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
I'm breaking in the new Firefox 29 on 10.9.2. and so far I like it and might even give up on Chrome for a while...

 
Not sure where to find my version. Help?
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Posted: May 15, 2014 - 4:48pm

I'm breaking in the new Firefox 29 on 10.9.2. and so far I like it and might even give up on Chrome for a while...
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