updated 07:30 pm EDT, Tue August 13, 2013
Browser not anonymizing, just allows circumvention of ISP blocks
In less than three days since release, The Pirate Bay's new censor-skirting browser has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, and is being shared on BitTorrent by more than 5,000 people. The Firefox-based project bundled with a Tor client pre-configured with proxy settings allows users to access The Pirate Bay in countries where it is blocked.
According to Torrentfreak, the browser is a "simple one-click browser that circumvents censorship and blockades and makes the site instantly available and accessible." The site promises "no bundled ad-ware, toolbars or other crap, just a pre-configured Firefox browser," and says that it is "just to circumvent censorship" and should be used "to remove limits on accessing sites governments don't want you to know about."