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PirateBrowser reaches 5 million downloads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 May 2014 8:16 User comments (4)

PirateBrowser reaches 5 million downloads The Pirate Bay's browser for those worried about censorship has been downloaded over 5 million times from the official site since its launch last August.
Of course, the browser is available on other software sites including Afterdawn, so the figure could be potentially much larger.

PirateBrowser is a mix of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) "and some custom configs" to allow you to circumvent censorship. Although it has Tor in it, anonymity is not the point of the Pirate Browser.

The torrent tracker explained at launch that the "PirateBrowser is a bundle package...that allows you to circumvent censorship that certain countries such as Iran, North Korea, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Italy and Ireland impose onto their citizens."

TPB is one of the most universally banned sites on the Web, as governments try to keep their citizens away.

As an added kick, the browser comes with pre-loaded bookmarks including The Pirate Bay, IsoHunt, Fenopy, EZTV, KickassTorrents, Bitsnoop, H33T and more.

Get the browser here: PirateBrowser at AfterDawn


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4 user comments

123.5.2014 11:03

Wasn't aware of this browser, it's been a long time since I've browsed PB. I've had issues with H33T and I see this browser does to, is it shutdown like IsoHunt is now too? Or is it moving around on domains? I like the site I'm going to have to try that site with my new 4K (really UHD) TV with that site.

223.5.2014 12:15

Isn't ISOhunt dead. The last time I surfed to it they had been shut down?

323.5.2014 12:27

US Government shutdown ISOHunt a few months back if you go to their website you'll see a banner to that fact.

424.5.2014 16:07

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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