TOR browser is now available for Mobile Android users


If you want to use the web, email and instant messaging service without being monitored or blocked by your country’s law enforcement or a mobile service provider then you can start using a TOR browser on your Android OS based mobile phones.

After 9 full months of alpha testing, Google has included Tor functionalities induced browser into its Google Play Store.

Yes, earlier you used to get the service via an Android app named Orbot which used to bring almost all functionalities of TOR to Android Mobile Operating System. But now Tor Android will be available exclusively to do as per your expectations.

So, all those privacy enthusiasts who are craving for a browser which keeps your online activity anonymous, Tor Android can prove as the best solution.

Google has specified in its latest blog statement that the objective of introducing TOR to its mobile Android users is to offer them privacy and anonymization which was only available as a desktop version till date.

Moreover, the web search giant states that Tor Android users will get privileges as follows-

    • The browser will be an anti-surveillance proof so ISPs will not be able to figure out which website the user is visiting
    • All 3rd party trackers will be blocked
    • TOR Android will make it hard for websites to track users
    • It will encrypt all traffic by routing it through a 3 layer dedicated relay before it reaches the destination i.e to the server or the device.
    • Websites which a country has censored will be reachable via Tor android
    • The browser also bundles extension such as HTTPS Everywhere and NoScript

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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