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Tor project has now stable version for Android so users can browse with security and privacy on Internet. Here’s how to install it!
When surfing Internet you always have to be careful with your data so that your privacy is not exposed unduly. The Tor project began as a browser and, at the same time, a network in which navigation is protected. Thus, it can be used to access Deep Web, which has sites not indexed by common search engines such as Google and Bing.
Recently, the project arrived at devices with Android system, but in a period of tests. Now it has reached a stable version and is ready for use by more users. Here’s how to get and set up Tor for use on Android.
What are the advantages of Tor
Tor has some specific features that guarantee more privacy than regular browsers. Check out some of its main points:
- DuckDuck Go is your default search engine;
- The sites are opened in isolation for each domain;
- cookies and browsing history are automatically deleted when the browser is closed;
- Unlike a virtual private network (VPN), Tor uses “voluntary” servers to protect the connection.
In addition to having these features, Tor can be used as a common browser to access everyday websites, including bookmark options, anonymous tabs, and other conventional functions. It is common, however, that the connection slows down because of the network it uses the use of Internet outside of it continues with normal speed.
How to install Tor on Android
The process of installing Tor on Android is not complicated: it requires few settings so it can be used as a regular browser. Look:
- Access this Play Store link and download the stable version of Tor Browser.
- When you open the browser, tap “Connect” and wait for the process to complete. It may take a few seconds, depending on the speed of the connection:
- After opening your browser, tap the icon labeled “three dots” and enter “Security Settings”. There, set the desired level of security for Tor:
In the last step, you have to remember that the higher the security level of Tor, the more sites can display errors when loading. This is due to the locks that the browser will make, which can influence elements that would be loaded from it. By default, Tor brings the Everywhere and NoScript HTTPS extensions enabled, as well as support for other Firefox add-ons.
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