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[liberationtech] Help test the new Tor Browser!

Jillian C. York jilliancyork at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 13:01:48 PDT 2013


Minor piece of feedback:

Why StartPage as default search engine?  They employ safe search by
default.


On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:

>
> On 2013-06-24, at 3:43 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
>
> > Brian Conley:
> >> Thanks Dragana,
> >>
> >> But wouldn't that mean there is no new browser bundle for recent macs as
> >> only 32 is specified at Jacob's link?
> >
> > Hi Brian,
> >
> > So a few things - one is that if you go into "About this mac" you should
> > see a system profiler link or a "details" button of some sort. This
> > should allow you to see the details of the hardware. You may also find
> > this system profiler application by searching with spotlight, I think it
> > is in /Applications/Utilities/ - or something similar.
> >
> > Next up - if you have a 64bit mac, I think you can run 32bit mac os x
> > programs without any issues at all. Thus if you download the
> > TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip file and verify it:
> >
> >
> >
> https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip
>
> Yup, works on my 64-bit Mac just fine. Should work for you too, Brian.
>
> NK
>
> >
> > Verify it by checking the signature of the hash list and then ensure
> > that the hash for your TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip file
> > matches:
> >
> >
> https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/sha256sum.txt.asc
> >
> https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/sha256sum.txt
> >
> > In the case of the OS X build for the English speaking audience, you
> > should see a sha256sum of:
> >
> > c141e2db01a395bdd480357b1b808691f2a61f4d12e9039806fe0ac538d2e38d
> > TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip
> >
> > If you download it to your downloads file, I believe on OS X you can see
> > the hash by opening Terminal.app, change to the Downloads directory and
> > then run the sha256sum command or the openssl command to verify the hash:
> >
> >  cd ~/Downloads
> >  sha256sum TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip
> >
> > Or if that doesn't work, I believe you can just type the following:
> >
> >  openssl dgst -sha256
> > ~/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip
> >
> > The output should look like this:
> >
> > SHA256(/Users/x/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip)=
> > c141e2db01a395bdd480357b1b808691f2a61f4d12e9039806fe0ac538d2e38d
> >
> > Once you have verified that these match the expected value, open the
> > .zip file:
> >
> >   open ~/Downloads/TorBrowserBundle-3.0-alpha-1-osx32_en-US.zip
> >
> > Extract the TBB folder into /Applications/ for example.
> >
> > Now run it with the Finder as you would any other application.
> >
> > All the best,
> > Jacob
> >
> > P.S.
> >
> > Please upgrade your Mac OS X version; I would not suggest running
> > anything less than 10.8.x if I had a desire to stay safe. Apple tends to
> > treat older OS X versions differently than the most current version of
> > the OS.
> >
> >>
> >> Brian
> >> On Jun 24, 2013 3:18 PM, "Dragana Kaurin" <kaurin at openitp.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 06/24/2013 02:53 PM, Brian Conley wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi Jacob,
> >>>
> >>> This is great news, do you know when the new version available for
> >>> download on torproject.org?
> >>>
> >>> Also, I'm not sure how I know whether I'm running 32 or 64 bit OSX
> 10.6,
> >>> since it doesn't tell me in the "About this Mac."
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> What kind of processor do you have? Inter Core 2 Duo, Intel Quad-Core
> >>> Xeon, or Intel Core i5  and  i7  all are 64 bit.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> While I can certainly figure that out, I'm not sure how many users will
> >>> be able to solve this issue, much less be aware it is an issue(I only
> >>> recently(2 years back?) realized it exists on Windows, much less Mac).
> Any
> >>> thoughts about this, besides trial and error?
> >>>
> >>> B
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 5:24 AM, Masayuki Hatta <mhatta at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> Now the new TBB works nicely for me, and I love it.  One regret is UI
> >>>> messages are not translated into Japanese...actually, the messages
> seems to
> >>>> be already translated(
> >>>> https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/torproject/language/ja/), but
> >>>> somehow it doesn't show up (messages in the installer is translated,
> btw).
> >>>> Is there anything I can help?
> >>>>
> >>>> Best regards,
> >>>> MH
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> 2013/6/17 Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hi,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I'm really excited to say that Tor Browser has had some really
> important
> >>>>> changes. Mike Perry has really outdone himself - from deterministic
> >>>>> builds that allow us to verify that he is honest to actually having
> >>>>> serious usability improvements. I really mean it - the new TBB is
> >>>>> actually awesome. It is blazing fast, it no longer has the sometimes
> >>>>> confusing Vidalia UI, it is now fast to start, it now has a really
> nice
> >>>>> splash screen, it has a setup wizard - you name it - nearly
> everything
> >>>>> that people found difficult has been removed, replaced or improved.
> >>>>> Hooray for Mike Perry and all that helped him!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Here is Mike's email:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2013-June/028440.html
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Here is the place to download it:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> https://people.torproject.org/~mikeperry/tbb-3.0alpha1-builds/official/
> >>>>>
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