Tor, the popular web browser for anonymous web browsing, has officially launched a stable browser app for Android devices, after coming out of Beta.
The Tor browser is based on Firefox but works by using encrypted servers to bounce requests between multiple intermediate links while obscuring your IP address and identity, allowing users to browse anonymously.
In order to browse anonymously before the launch, Android users had to connect to Tor via the Orbot/Orfox app. In a press statement, Tor said, “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.”
The app will not be coming to Apple devices anytime soon because Apple reportedly does not allow the need for apps to use computing processes, forcing browser companies to use its own engine.
Source: Tor Project
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