Tor Browser For Android Officially Launched

Tor Browser for Android
Tor Browser for Android

The final Android version of Tor Browser is officially released to Protect yourself against tracking, surveillance, and censorship.

Tor Browser for Android is the only official mobile browser supported by the Tor Project, developers of the world’s strongest tool and open source software for privacy and freedom online, protecting people from tracking, surveillance, and censorship.

Get Tor Browser for Android.

“When you use Tor Browser for Android, your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays,” Tor Project explains.

“While there are still feature gaps between the desktop and Android Tor Browser, we are confident that Tor Browser for Android provides essentially the same protections that can be found on desktop platforms,” said in a blog post.

Tor Browser 8.5 is the first stable release for Android. Since Tor released the first alpha version in September. Now it can provide the protections users are already enjoying on desktop to the Android 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.”

Features-

  • BLOCK TRACKERS
    Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing.
  • DEFEND AGAINST SURVEILLANCE
    Tor Browser prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.
  • RESIST FINGERPRINTING
    Tor aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
  • MULTI-LAYERED ENCRYPTION
    When you use Tor Browser for Android, your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays.
  • BROWSE FREELY
    With Tor Browser for Android, you are free to access sites your local internet service provider may have blocked.

Tor Browser 9.0a1 Alpha version released for desktop

Tor Browser 9.0a1 is now available from the Tor Browser Alpha download page and also from distribution directory.

Note: this is an alpha release, an experimental version for users who want to help us test new features. For everyone else, we recommend downloading the latest stable release instead.

This release features important security updates to Firefox.

Tor Browser 9.0a1 is the first release in the 9.0 alpha series. It contains all the improvements and fixes from the 8.5 release as well as other new features:

  • Tor Launcher is getting tighter integrated into the browser as a preparation step for the switch to Firefox 68 ESR. That results in it not showing up anymore on the about:addons page while still being available (and we don’t need to make a code-signing exception for it either anymore, which is nice). See the underyling proposal for this descision for full details.
  • We backported Mozilla’s Letterboxing feature which allows us to finally tackle the problem of not properly rounded screen dimensions in case users start to maximize or otherwise resize the browser window. Letterboxing is off by default for now, although we plan to enabled it in one of the upcoming alpha releases. If you want to check it out and report issues please add the privacy.resistFingerprinting.letterboxing preference on about:config and set it to true. Many thanks to Tom Ritter and anyone else at Mozilla who has been working on that problem and designing the current approach.

You can download Tor Browser Alpha version for desktop here

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