Does PirateBrowser hide my IP address?
It uses Tor so the IP should be changed, but when I looked on What is my IP, I saw the same address as before.
Is there anybody who can explain it to me?
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Obviously, the Pirate Browser doesn't hide your IP address. Your IP address is going to be visible to your local ISP router and every router till you get to your first TOR node. This is the way that IP works. It has to have IP addresses in order to route traffic.
Once on the TOR network, the TOR routing system then practices a whole bunch of security by obscurity tricks and encryption till the traffic leaves the end node on the far side with the return address visible to the remote server hopefully being the one belonging to that TOR node.
So to answer your question, if the browser's TOR configuration is functioning properly and you're actually routing your request to whatismyip through TOR, whatismyip should be reporting the IP address of the last TOR node. Sounds like you need to hit the books and figure out if your Pirate Bay Browser is properly configured so it routes everything through TOR.
After all, the last kerfluffle concerting TOR was that the browser bundle that's supposed to make it easier to use had a security issue that allowed a kiddie porn torrorist to get caught.
Note: Per current interviews with the purveyors, Pirate Browser is not intended to provide anonymous or secure internet access. It's mostly there to browse websites with access restrictions that are easily evaded.