Torbutton 1.2.5 Released

Mike Perry mikeperry at
Sat Apr 10 09:31:50 UTC 2010

Thus spake Mike Perry (mikeperry at

> This release provides the ability to automatically redirect to an
> alternate search engine when Google presents you with a captcha. The
> options are ixquick, bing, yahoo, and scroogle. In addition,
> potentially identifying information (such as language, OS version, and
> Firefox version) will be stripped off of Google Search Box queries by
> default.
> This release will also only update Torbutton via Tor by default, to
> address concerns with data retention by, as well as
> potential issues with Tor users being revealed via their Torbutton
> update requests.

I've written a bit more on the reasoning behind these two changes at:

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist evil labs
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