Tor private browser arrives on Andriod platform


“Mobile browsing is increasing around the world, and in some parts, it is commonly the only way people access the internet. In these same areas, there is often heavy surveillance and censorship online, so we made it a priority to reach these users.”

VPNs and incognito modes can help, but if you want to jump to a whole privacy level, there’s the infamous Tor Browser. It has finally come out of beta and arrived on Android in a stable release, the Tor Project announced.

That will make it a lot easier to browse on the Tor network in complete anonymity without having to jump through hoops to get connected.

The Tor Browser is based on Firefox, so you get conveniences like tabbed browsing, but it doesn’t connect directly to websites.

Rather, it uses a network of encrypted servers that bounce requests around multiple intermediate links, hiding your IP address and identity.

It was possible to connect to Tor on a smartphone before using the Orbot/Orfox app, but now it’s built in and connects to the network each time you open the app.

You can download the browser for your Android phone here.