After months of alpha testing, Tor Browser, the official mobile browser supported by the Tor Project has finally been released. It was designed for private browsing and protection from third party tracking, surveillance, and censorship. The browser allows its users access to blocked websites and contents in regions where they are inaccessible.
The stable version comes as Tor Browser 8.5, bringing users’ privacy and freedom online. The developers say that it has made sure there are no proxy bypasses, that first-party isolation is enabled to protect users from cross-site tracking, and that most of the fingerprinting defenses are working. The company says that its mission is to advance human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies.
Features of Tor Browser for Android
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.
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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.
Tor aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
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. Watch this animation to learn more about how it works:
With Tor Browser for Android, you are free to access sites your local internet service provider may have blocked.
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Where To Download Tor Browser 8.5
The app is currently unavailable on for iOS users due to restrictions by Apple. Android users
- App Name: Tor Browser 8.5
- Current Version: 60.7.0
- Required Android Version: 4.1 and above
- Developer: The Tor Project