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LibreWolf

There is a new application available for Sparkers: LibreWolf

What is LibreWolf?

LibreWolf is the community-maintained fork of Librefox: a privacy and security-focused browser. This project is an independent “fork” of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox. LibreWolf is designed to minimize data collection and telemetry as much as possible. This is achieved through hundreds of privacy/security/performance settings and patches. Intrusive integrated addons including updater, crashreporter, and pocket are removed too.
LibreWolf is NOT associated with Mozilla or its products.

Features:
– Latest Firefox — LibreWolf is compiled directly from the latest build of Firefox Stable. You will have the the latest features, and security updates.
– Independent Build — LibreWolf uses a build independent of Firefox and has its own settings, profile folder and installation path. As a result, it can be installed alongside Firefox or any other browser.
– No phoning home — Embedded server links and other calling home functions are removed. In other words, minimal background connections by default.
– User settings updates
– Extensions firewall: limit internet access for extensions.
– Multi-platform
– Community-Driven

Installation (Sparky rolling/testing amd64 only):

sudo apt update
sudo apt install librewolf

The package is located in Sparky unstable repos so make sure you have enabled the repo before starting installation.

LibreWolf

License: Mozilla Public License 2.0
Web: gitlab.com/librewolf-community

 

Browsh

There is a new application available for Sparkers: Browsh

What is Browsh?

Browsh is a fully interactive, real-time, and modern text-based browser rendered to TTYs and browsers… …Browsh is different in that it’s backed by a real browser, namely headless Firefox, to create a purely text-based version of web pages and web apps. These can be easily rendered in a terminal or indeed, ironically, in another browser. Do note that currently the browser client doesn’t have feature parity with the terminal client.

Installation:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install browsh

or via APTus-> Web browsers-> Browsh icon.

Launch the browser in a terminal/terminal emulator via the command:

browsh

or via menu-> Network-> Browsh Browser.

Browsh

Author: Thomas Buckley-Houston
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1
GitHub: github.com/browsh-org/browsh

 

Firefox issue

 

I just moved the latest Firefox 48.0-2 to Sparky repos.

Unfortunately it makes an issue with opening some web pages, such as: Facebook, Google+, etc.
The error message is: NS_ERROR_NET_INADEQUATE_SECURITY
and is reported already:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=833719

To fix the problem, upgrade the ‘libnss3’ package to version 3.26-1 from ‘Sid’ repos.

 

TOR Browser 5.0

 

The TOR Browser has been updated to the latest version 5.0 and is available in our repository.

As the Tor Browser Team announced:
– the Firefox has been updated up to version 38esr
– Tor updated to 0.2.6.10 with patches
– Torbutton updated to 1.9.3.2
– Tor Launcher updated to 0.2.7.7

Full list of changes is available at the TOR Project blog.

You can simply upgrade existing version of TOR Browser (or make fresh installation) via the package manager:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor-browser

or just upgrade:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


 

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