What is TOR browser

Why you should use TOR for both your computer and mobile devices.


The Tor Browser, previously known as the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB), is the flagship product of the Tor Project. It consists of a modified Mozilla Firefox ESR web browser, the TorButton, TorLauncher, NoScript, and HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extensions and the Tor proxy. Users can run the Tor Browser from removable media. It can operate under Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux.

The Tor Browser automatically starts Tor background processes and routes traffic through the Tor network. Upon termination of a session the browser deletes privacy-sensitive data such as HTTP cookies and the browsing history.

Following a series of disclosures on global surveillance, Stuart Dredge (writing in The Guardian in November 2013) recommended using the Tor Browser to avoid eavesdropping and retain privacy on the Internet

Android phones now have the availibility of the benifits of using Tor. Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis. Orbot creates a truly private mobile internet connection.

Contact me if you need help setting up TOR on your mobile device. wrdwzrd@wiredwizard.net

TOR browser for Android