Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Orbot (Tor on Android)
Cute Android: Open Source Android Apps for Developers: Orbot (Tor on Android)
Orbot is an open source Android project which is Tor available for Android platform. Orbot is an application that allows mobile phone users to access the web, instant messaging and email without being monitored or blocked by their mobile internet service provider. Orbot brings the features and functionality of Tor to the Android mobile operating system. Orbot contains Tor, libevent and privoxy. Orbot provides a local HTTP proxy and the standard SOCKS4A/SOCKS5 proxy interfaces into the Tor network. Orbot has the ability to transparently torify all of the TCP traffic on your Android device when it has the correct permissions.
All of the source code is available in the Orbot subversion repository:
Note that this might not always give you the latest stable Tor version. Additionally, the Android web browser does not have Torbutton. This means that while it may be useful for circumvention, it probably is unsuitable for strong web browser anonymity requirements.
About Tor(From Wikipedia)
Tor is a system intended to enable online anonymity, composed of client software and a network of servers which can hide information about users’ locations and other factors which might identify them. Use of this system makes it more difficult to trace internet traffic to the user, including visits to Web sites, online posts, instant messages, and other communication forms. It is intended to protect users’ personal freedom, privacy, and ability to conduct confidential business, by keeping their internet activities from being monitored. The software is open-source and the network is free of charge to use.
Though the name Tor originated as an acronym of The Onion Routing project, the current project no longer considers the name to be an acronym, and therefore does not use capital letters.
Tor is an implementation of onion routing, and works by relaying communications through a network of systems run by volunteers in various locations. Because the internet address of the sender and the recipient are not both readable at any step along the way (and in intermediate links in the chain, neither piece of information is readable), someone engaging in network traffic analysis and surveillance at any point along the line cannot directly identify which end system is communicating with which other. Furthermore, the recipient knows only the address of the last intermediate machine, not the sender. By keeping some of the network entry points hidden, Tor is also able to evade many internet censorship systems, even ones specifically targeting Tor.
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