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This article was published on November 12, 2014

Tor and Mozilla team up for a more private and powerful Web browsing experience

Tor and Mozilla team up for a more private and powerful Web browsing experience
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Today the Tor Projectannounced that it will be teaming up with Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, and the Center of Democracy & Technology, an advocacy group for digital rights, as part of a new initiative called Polaris.

The partnership helps both Mozilla and Tor. The Firefox browser will get more privacy features while the Tor Project will get to work with Mozilla engineers to help work on the Firefox codebase and get increased Tor network support. The Tor browser is built upon Mozilla technology.

Currently there are finite number of Tor connections that can occur at the same time. Mozilla will help alleviate this by adding high-capacity Tor middle relays to the Tor network.

For anyone that’s concerned about privacy while navigating the Internet, the Tor browser is a great way to keep prying eyes from tracking you. With today’s Mozilla partnership announcement, that private browsing might get a bit more powerful.

 Partnering with Mozilla [Tor Project]