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Re: [tor-talk] Recommended method for updating an existing TBB

On 28/06/2013 13:11, Andrew Lewman wrote:
> Extracting over existing Tor Browser is strongly discouraged.

Is there official documentation on this? I searched the Tor wiki but
didn't find anything specific. I may have missed it, Trac searching is

> Installing plugins and changing settings is strongly discouraged.

(It may not matter, but I wrote "plugins" when I meant "extensions")

I understand that plugins/extensions may leak identifying data, however
I feel I should clarify that I'm not using Tor as a tool to protect my
life. The extensions perform specific tasks - advertisement blocking,
managing cookies, etc - and I haven't been informed that TBB/Firefox
already does these tasks. If TBB/Firefox can handle these tasks then I
have no problem not using the extensions.

I don't agree that changing settings in TBB/Firefox should be
discouraged; you may have meant this in regards to some specific
settings, but you'd have to elaborate for me to be sure. For example, I
routinely enable the "Tell websites I do not want to be tracked" option.
Is this discouraged? Why?

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