TorprojectThe Tor Project announced that it will be teaming up with Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, and the Center of Democracy & Technology, an advocacy group for digital rights, as part of a new initiative called Polaris.

The partnership will be beneficial to both Mozilla and Tor with the Firefox browser getting more privacy features while the Tor Project will get to work with Mozilla engineers to help work on the Firefox codebase and get increased Tor network support.

The Tor browser is built upon Mozilla technology.

Currently there are finite number of Tor connections that can occur at the same time. Mozilla will help alleviate this by adding high-capacity Tor middle relays to the Tor network.

The partnership announcement means that private browsing might get a bit more powerful.