The Torbrowser is a great tool. But it is very flawed too.
“Oh it deletes everything, so it must be private.”
No this is completely irrelevant??? If you want an Amnesic System, use Tails. And hopefully your SSD is encrypted and you use secure Passwords, so “deleting everything” is simply not really necessary.
Currently the Torbrowser is unusable for normal users. It deletes
- Session (Tabs, pinned Tabs, open Windows (if you are into that stuff))
And there is nothing wrong with doing that, by default. But the fact that you delete your Session does nothing to your online privacy and fingerprintability.
Using Tor means relying on Bookmarks and maybe also open Tabs. Using a search engine to reopen the same tabs that where forcefully closed is extremely bad.
And there is no reason to do that?
Why not just preset these values in the config, and let users disable it? But when using “Private Browsing”, changing back to non-“private browsing” is fingerprintable.
So if people simply want a usable browser that doesnt always delete the Session, they make themselves fingerprintable.
And default, out of the box UI matters. Torbrowser will always be something “you have installed but it deletes everything so you dont use it often”.
Librewolf and the Arkenfox user.js both delete the same things, but dont use “private browsing”. This makes them good for daily usage.
MullvadBrowser has the same Problem as the Torbrowser (as well as having no easy way to install) so it is also unusable.
Please. Disable this “Private Browsing” and swap it out with multiple switches that users can opt-out of.