For its 10th anniversary, the download site The Pirate Bay, launched in August its anti-censorship browser: PirateBrowser.
PirateBrowser, available only on Windows at the moment, is a combination of a customized version of the mobile Firefox, browser, its advantage being that the program requires no installation ( for example it can be booted from a USB key), and Tor (international peer-to-peer computer network that enables the transmission of data anonymously) network.
PirateBrowser allows to circumvent the censorship practiced by some governments and open access to content sometimes blocked by internet service providers in some countries.
However, even if this browser uses the Tor network, it does not mean that it has the authority to guarantee their users anonymity.
So if PirateBrowser can be very useful to have access to the content censored, such as The Pirate Bay itself, in countries practicing this type of censorship as Belgium, North Korea, Denmark, Finland, Iran, Ireland, Italy , the Netherlands and the UK, it does not protect against legal sanctions for downloading illegal content.
A user forewarned is a user forearmed…
PirateBrowser is a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), FireFox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon) and some custom configs 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.
While it uses the Tor Network, PirateBrowser is not designed for anonymous surfing, this browser is ONLY intended to circumvent censorship. The Tor network is used to help route around the censoring / blocking of websites your government doesn't want you to know about.