LocalBitcoins warns of the risks of Tor Browser
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LocalBitcoins warns of the risks of Tor Browser

By Alfredo de Candia - 11 Sep 2019

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As reported by some users on Twitter, the famous LocalBitcoins service has warned of the risks related to using the Tor Browser.

A plausible explanation for this warning might be related to the recent discovery of some privacy issues found in Firefox, on which the Tor Browser is based, but which were actually promptly updated last week.

The official comment from LocalBitcoins arrived a few hours ago, in which the company reiterates that the use of the Tor Browser would not be against their own Terms of Service, although its use is not recommended.

A few months ago LocalBitcoins also announced that from October 1st, the users of the platform would have to provide personal information in order to continue using the service and that if the new conditions were not met, the users’ funds would be frozen. 

Despite this, the expansion of the service doesn’t seem to stop, as it is always setting new records for bitcoin sales in Europe, Egypt and Venezuela.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

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