Version 8 of the Tor Browser has been released

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The Tor Project's privacy-focused web browser has just reached another milestone release.

The latest version release of the Tor Browser, version 8, is the first one based on version 60 of https://alternativeto.net/software/firefox/. One of the most notable changes in this release is a new user onboarding process that explains the fundamentals of how Tor Browser functions and focuses on protecting individual users' browsing history from third parties.

For users in situations where access to the https://alternativeto.net/software/tor/ network is blocked, Tor Browser 8.0 also implements improved support for bridge IP addresses in order to circumvent the block. Now, all that's needed for users to gain access to a bridge is to solve a [captcha](https://alternativeto.net/tag/captcha/) to prove that they're human.

Other major improvements include utilizing updated versions of https://alternativeto.net/software/https-everywhere/, https://alternativeto.net/software/libevent/, https://alternativeto.net/software/noscript/, https://alternativeto.net/software/openssl/, and more.

Version 8.0 of https://alternativeto.net/software/tor-browser/ is available now for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

Additional coverage:
[Tor Blog](https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-80)
[gHacks](https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/05/tor-browser-8-0-is-a-big-update/)
[VentureBeat](https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/05/tor-browser-8-0-arrives-with-new-user-onboarding-improved-bridge-fetching-and-better-language-support/)

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