100,000 Downloads So Far for Censorship-Dodging Web Browser

Pirate Bay's PirateBrowser is proving wildly popular


The Pirate Bay's new anticensor browser has proven even more popular than the site expected.

Launched on Saturday, PirateBrowser has sailed into the hands of more than 100,000 users via Pirate Bay's direct download link, says blog site TorrentFreak. The official torrent file itself has been shared by more than 5,000 people.

The browser has reached over 1,000 downloads per hour, TorrentFreak added, a volume that prompted The Pirate Bay to upgrade the connection for its downlink link.