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    18 Mike Perry announced [XXX] the first stable release in Tor Browser’s 4.5
     18Mike Perry announced [1] the first stable release in Tor Browser’s 4.5
    1919series. This version includes numerous major new features and updates,
    2020and represents a significant advance in user-friendly security
     
    2222
    2323The most visible new features have been covered in previous issues of
    24 Tor Weekly News. Tor Browser’s onion menu has been reorganized for
    25 ease of use, and now includes a diagram showing the locations and IP
     24Tor Weekly News. Tor Browser’s onion menu has been reorganized for ease
     25of use, and now includes a diagram showing the locations and IP
    2626addresses of the relays that make up the Tor circuit used to access a
    2727website — one of the features most missed from the now-defunct Vidalia
     
    3737trackers, and content delivery networks) will be made over the same Tor
    3838circuit, and each domain name is restricted to its own Tor circuit,
    39 which is maintained for as long as the site is in active use. This
    40 makes an adversary’s tracking of a Tor user’s activity across different
    41 sites even harder than it was already, while ensuring that the usability
    42 of websites is not affected by sudden changes of exit relay.
     39which is maintained for as long as the site is in active use. This makes
     40an adversary’s tracking of a Tor user’s activity across different sites
     41even harder than it was already, while ensuring that the usability of
     42websites is not affected by sudden changes of exit relay.
    4343
    4444For full explanations of these and other features — including better
     
    4747of what was the 4.5-alpha series will be prompted to update
    4848automatically by their Tor Browser, while users of the stable 4.0.8 will
    49 receive the same prompt in about a week’s time, “because [the] changes
     49receive the same prompt in about a week’s time, “because [the] changes
    5050are significant”. And if you don’t already have a working copy of Tor
    51 Browser, head to the download page [XXX] to get started. Congratulations
     51Browser, head to the download page [2] to get started. Congratulations
    5252to the Tor Browser team on reaching this milestone!
    5353
    54  [XXX]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-45-released
    55  [XXX]: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
     54  [1]: https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-45-released
     55  [2]: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html
    5656
    5757Miscellaneous news
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    5959
    60 Karsten Loesing announced [XXX] that the onionoo-announce mailing list
     60Karsten Loesing announced [3] that the onionoo-announce mailing list
    6161will be shut down in favor of posting announcements about major Onionoo
    62 protocol updates to the tor-dev mailing list, “because each Tor mailing
    63 list makes it more difficult for new contributors to decide which of
    64 them to subscribe to”. If these announcements are relevant to your work,
    65 please be sure to subscribe to tor-dev — you can set your mail client to
    66 filter for the keyword “Onionoo” if you’d rather not receive other Tor
    67 development-related messages.
     62protocol updates to the tor-dev mailing list [4], “because each Tor
     63mailing list makes it more difficult for new contributors to decide
     64which of them to subscribe to”. If these announcements are relevant to
     65your work, please be sure to subscribe to tor-dev — you can set your
     66mail client to filter for the keyword “Onionoo” if you’d rather not
     67receive other Tor development-related messages.
    6868
    69  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/onionoo-announce/2015/000004.html
    70  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-dev
     69  [3]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/onionoo-announce/2015/000004.html
     70  [4]: https://lists.torproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/tor-dev
    7171
    72 Also in Onionoo news, Thomas White announced [XXX] that his mirror of the
     72Also in Onionoo news, Thomas White announced [5] that his mirror of the
    7373service is now also available at an onion address.
    7474
    75  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-April/037619.html
     75  [5]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-talk/2015-April/037619.html
    7676
    77 Lucas Erlacher announced [XXX] version 0.3.0 of OnionPy, “a pure-python
    78 OnionOO request wrapper that supports transparent caching”. The new
     77Lucas Erlacher announced [6] version 0.3.0 of OnionPy, “a pure-python
     78Onionoo request wrapper that supports transparent caching”. The new
    7979release respects Onionoo’s “version” field in query responses.
    8080
    81  [XXX]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-April/008755.html
     81  [6]: https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2015-April/008755.html
    8282
    8383Upcoming events
     
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    103 This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by XXX, XXX, and
    104 XXX.
     103This issue of Tor Weekly News has been assembled by Harmony.
    105104
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