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Brave browser leaks visited Tor .onion addresses in DNS traffic, fix released after bug hunter raises alarm


Tor was originally developed as a secure method for US intelligence communication - a different type of ne'er-do-well, if you like. So I get really annoyed when people make out it's solely a tool for criminals.

Tor is primarily a tool for the security-conscious. Given that using a regular browser is tantamount to being followed 24/7 by Google et al, I completely understand Tor usage for normal (non-criminal) Internet users. The same could be said of Telegram and Proton Mail.

Unfortunately, if I was dragged in front of a court tomorrow and the prosecution stated that I used Tor online, that revelation in itself would put the balance of doubt against me, which is a ridiculous situation.

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