Date: 4 months ago   Category: Hi-Tech

Release of the GNU IceCat 60.3.0 web browser with support of Tor


The GNU project has submitted the new version of the IceCat 60.3.0 web browser. The browser is constructed on the code base Firefox 60.3.0 ESR brought into accord with requirements to completely free software. In particular, not free components are removed, registration elements are replaced, use of the registered trademarks is stopped, search of not free plug-ins and additions is turned off, the additions directed to strengthenings of privacy are integrated.

enter additions of LibreJS for blocking of processing of not free JavaScript-code, HTTPS Everywhere for use of enciphering of traffic on all websites basic delivery where it is possible, HTML5 Video Everywhere for replacement of a Flash-player by an analog on the basis of the video tag and realization of private browse mode in which loading of resources is allowed only from the current website. As a search engine DuckDuckGO, with sending inquiries on HTTPS and without use of JavaScript is by default used. There is a possibility of shutdown of processing of JavaScript and third-party Cookie.

is By default filled the HTTP heading DoNotTrack, and the name of a host to which the inquiry is addressed is always transferred in the HTTP heading Referer. The following opportunities are disconnected: check of safety of the opened websites in Google services, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), collecting telemetry, support of Flash, specification of search (search suggestions), API for positioning, GeckoMediaPlugins (GMP), Pocket and check of additions for digital signatures. WebRTC is modified for blocking of leakage of internal IP during the work through Tor.

Main innovations of GNU IceCat 60.3.0: The structure has included addition for integration with the Tor anonymous network. Work of addition and the organization of work through Tor in an operating system in addition requires start of the tor service; Delivery of the blocker of the advertizing Spyblock (форк Adblock Plus) is stopped instead of which the structure has included addition for blocking by default of any external inquiries made from domains other than the current website (counters, a reaklama, widgets of social networks and other third-party blocks are blocked). Addition provides the simple interface for maintenance of the white list to whom it is possible to add the resources which aren't subject to blocking in a binding to certain websites; Transition to code base Firefox 60.3.0 ESR (last release was based on a branch of Firefox 52);

the Addition of GNU LibreJS allowing to refuse performance of not free JavaScript-code is updated to a branch 7.x in which transition to use of WebExtensions technology is carried out. Reliability and productivity of addition is considerably increased; Some of the accompanying LibreJS of the additions allowing to organize work with the services USPS, RSF.org, SumOfUs.org, pay.gov, McDonald's, goteo.org and Google Docs at shutdown of not free JavaScript Are provided; Some settings by default for blocking of network inquiries which are obviously not connected with inquiries of the user Are changed. For example. loading is turned off and

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