Google’s latest move to block Tor browser users is not the first time the company has taken on the browser industry.
The company also blocked a Tor browser competitor called Thunderbird in 2013, and blocked Firefox back in 2011.
However, the new Tor blocking is the first case where the company specifically targeted Tor users and block the network that they use for online privacy.
The Tor browser is a free software project that aims to make it possible to anonymize and conceal online activities.
According to its website, the Tor network is used by “thousands of users worldwide,” including those working in the financial services, security, law enforcement, and education sectors.
Tor users use the browser to hide their location, communicate securely and evade government and corporate surveillance.
According the company, more than 30,000 Tor nodes are used worldwide, and more than 5 million users are active on the Tor networks every day.
Google is also the primary provider of the Tor software, and it uses the Tor browser to offer various services, including video conferencing and search engines.
The latest block on Tor users, however, is not unique.
Back in December, the company blocked the Tor Web Application, a Tor-enabled Web browser that provides a service called HTTPS Everywhere, according to Ars Technica.
The application can be used to connect to Tor nodes and allow users to encrypt web traffic to and from the network.
HTTPS Everywhere is a Tor software component that uses a technique called “tunneling” to tunnel through the network’s encryption layer to reach the user’s device.
This tunneling allows users to communicate anonymously and bypass a firewall.
However with HTTPS Everywhere disabled, the application still offers Tor connections to the network and provides a variety of other services.
Ars Technic also noted that there is a separate application called Triton, which provides an alternative, more privacy-friendly way to browse the Web.
In June, Google blocked the Tritons version of Tor, according the article.
The block was reportedly part of a “massive Tor upgrade” that Google announced in January, according Ars Technics report.