[tor-dev] Sandboxed Tor Browser should be officially developed

Chelsea Holland Komlo me at chelseakomlo.com
Sun Jun 17 03:34:03 UTC 2018


Thanks for the question.

On 2018-06-16 12:01, juanjo wrote:
> I do not understand why Sandboxed Tor Browser is now deprecated when
> it should be the new thing in security features. It works well and
> stopped already some 0days in the past and today I see that not only
> (https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TorBrowser/Sandbox/Linux),
> the last commit is from 3 months ago, but still it works well. And
> today I see that for the Firefox 60 ESR this support will be removed
> (https://gitweb.torproject.org/builders/tor-browser-build.git/commit/?id=dc355882e235178d0a1889a7d96c5721faad2716).

As you pointed out, this project is no longer being actively maintained.
While someone on the Tor Browser development team can answer more
thoroughly, my understanding is that the original maintainer moved on
from working on this project. The Tor development teams are quite small,
so (like many open source projects) there are more projects than people
to support them.

> Is there a hidden agenda to allow LEA/governments to exploit Tor
> Browser users easily? Because I don't think maintaining the sandboxed
> version is that much work and it is a great protection for many users.

There isn't. If you have more concerns or questions feel free to have a
conversation with someone working on Tor directly- we are active on irc:

> So please, make Sandboxed Tor Browser an official thing.

We definitely welcome community-supported projects. If you or anyone you
know wants to contribute to this project. let us know.

All best,

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