New Tor browser Alpha released on Play Store Today with better features

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The Tor Android browser is still in alpha, so there will be bugs and missing features.

Even if you don't use the Tor Browser to browse the web more securely or don't want to screw with an alpha release, this is an app you should keep an eye on. In this sense, the development team declares that these users are not exempt from online censorship and monitoring, so past year they thought about how to better support them.

It seems like mere moments since an updated version of Tor for the desktop was released, and now there's great news for owners of Android smartphones.

This first official version of Tor Browser on Android will replace Orfox, another Android browser that featured support for navigating the web via the Tor network and its Onion protocol. Unlike a traditional Web browser, Tor Browser by default blocks your identity while browsing the Web.

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor network and the Tor Browser, launched today its first ever mobile browser with the release of the Tor Browser for Android. At the moment users need to connect to Tor network still using Orbot.

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The Tor Project is now calling on its dedicated fanbase to help test the Android version.

Webpage requests on a Tor-enabled browser are encrypted multiple times for a journey that detours through three servers.

If you select Safer, Tor Browser for Android will disable JavaScript on non-HTTPS sites, disable some math symbols and fonts, and make HTML5 media click to play. Later, this functionality will be included in the browser itself.

"Our new onboarding experience aims to better let you know about unique aspects of Tor Browser and how to maximize those for your best browsing experience". "Now all you have to do is solve a captcha in Tor Launcher, and you'll get a bridge IP", he added.

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