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How To Improve Your Privacy and Security By Installing Tor On Your Android Smartphone

Feb 26, 2011, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mobile communications can easily be surveilled. One step you can take to prevent tracking is to install Tor on your phone.

"Orbot, developed by the Guardian Project, is an application that implements Tor on Android phones. It allows mobile phone users to access the web, instant messaging, and email without being monitored or blocked by their mobile internet service provider. Learn more about Tor at https://torproject.org or visit our how-to guide for using Tor on your computer.

"Don't have an Android device? Your best bet is to try to browse the mobile web with HTTPS. Many smartphone browsers these days support this type of browsing. Using HTTPS means that you are creating a more secure channel over an unsecure network, better protecting you from surveillance and eavesdropping. It prevents someone from accessing your web accounts without permission. Remember, though, HTTPS encrypts the transmission, but NOT the content you are transmitting."

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