Tor Browser protects against tracking, surveillance, and censorship, and we think everyone should be able to use it and enjoy the universal human rights to privacy and freedom online.

We’re in a race with censors.

They're getting more sophisticated, and so must we.

@torproject we need Tor integrated into major web browsers, like Firefox and Chromium/Chrome. That's the only way to get it in the hands of regular users.

@rysiek @torproject The main problem would be that adding a tor option to mainstream browsers would go against their business models.

@bob @torproject that's why Mozilla would be so important here. Implement it, and then use it as competitive advantage, forcing others to implement it.

Also, Edge does not have a business model... at all.

@rysiek @bob @torproject Regarding browser business models - even an anonymized search (what Mozilla gets referral $$ for) still has value to the search provider.

They still get to show you well targetted ads based on the keywords you search for. They don't need your IP and identity. That's an optimization.

The search tie-in and the clicks may not be worth as much, but they'll still get paid something.

If it becomes a competitive advantage that brings people back from other browsers...

@rysiek @bob @torproject In the short term, the more obvious problem is that Mozilla is hoping to monetize privacy concerns by selling ProtonVPN.

If that experiment goes well, then Tor becomes a much harder sell.

Of course, if it goes well then they become less dependent on Google etc and consumers start putting money directly into privacy tech.

So not all bad, but sucks for the Tor idea.

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