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    Published: 2015-10-01, by .

    Anonymous and safe internet browsing

    7.8
    • Easy to set-up
    • Multilanguage support
    • Orbot may not function depending on your device

    "internet privacy with just a few simple taps"

    THE VERDICT

    Internet privacy is huge concern these days, especially with the increase of network surveillance software on more and more computers. TheTorProject brings its privacy experience to your mobile phone with Orbot: Proxy with Tor. Once you open up the app, just tap and hold the rather large power button for a few seconds to turn on safe internet navigation. Orbot works by encrypting your traffic information, so you don’t have to worry about Big Brother or anyone checking out what you’re doing. Orbot also features the option to encrypt all net traffic from all of your apps.

    THE PROS

    Orbot is a small, quick download and very easy to set-up. The Tor Bridge option lets you encrypt your traffic in networks that block Tor traffic. It currently supports a large host of international languages, with more frequently being added. The app runs in the background.

    THE CONS

    Orbot doesn’t work with every device, sometimes refusing to open or function correctly in some devices. There are only a few privacy settings available.

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    Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    by Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    Oct 01, 2015

    Description

    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.

    *** Android 4.0 and lower, you can download older versions from https://guardianproject.info/releases/ or through the FDroid.org open app store at https://f-droid.org. The last release with KitKat and older support is: https://guardianproject.info/releases/Orbot-v14.1.4-UpToKitKat-nonPIE.apk ***

    *** SAMSUNG GALAXY USERS ***
    On some devices, aSamsung app is listening on the same network port that Orbot needs. Download 'SockStat' from Google Play. Look for the app on port 9050. Force stop and disable that app. You can also try to change Orbot's "Tor SOCKS" setting under the Debug section to 9051 or AUTO. You can see the fix in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-nK4F67_g
    *****

    Orbot is the only app that creates a truly private internet connection. As the New York Times writes, “when a communication arrives from Tor, you can never know where or whom it’s from.” Tor won the 2012 Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award.

    ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES: Orbot is the safest way to use the Internet on Android. Period. Orbot bounces your encrypted traffic several times through computers around the world, instead of connecting you directly like VPNs and proxies. This process takes a little longer, but the strongest privacy and identity protection available is worth the wait.

    PRIVATE WEB SURFING: Use with Orfox, the most anonymous way to access any website, even if it’s normally blocked, monitored, or on the hidden web. Get Orfox: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.orfox

    PRIVACY FOR APPS: Any installed app can use Tor if it has a proxy feature, using the settings found here: https://goo.gl/2OA1y Use Orbot with Twitter, or try private web searching with DuckDuckGo: https://goo.gl/lgh1p

    PRIVACY FOR EVERYONE: Tor can help you confidentially research a competitor, get around someone blocking your favorite site, or circumvent a firewall to watch sports at work.

    PRIVACY MADE EASY: Check out our fun, interactive walkthrough: https://guardianproject.info/howto/browsefreely

    IT’S OFFICIAL: This is the official version of the Tor onion routing service for Android.

    ***We Love Feedback***
    ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
    OPEN-SOURCE: Orbot is free software. Take a look at our source code, or join the community to make it better: https://gitweb.torproject.org/orbot.git
    MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email: support@guardianproject.info

    ***Disclaimer***
    The Guardian Project makes apps that are designed to protect your security and anonymity. The protocols that we use are widely regarded as the state of the art in security technology. While we are constantly upgrading our software to combat the latest threats and eliminate bugs, no technology is 100% foolproof. For maximum security and anonymity users must utilize best practices to keep themselves safe. You can find a good introductory guide to these topics at https://securityinabox.org

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    Users comments for Orbot: Proxy with Tor

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 17, 2017  |  "Good"

    Takes a really long time to connect if it does so at all, crashes a lot and lags out my phone. Uninstalling and reinstalling seems to fix it, but the issues return after a day or so, not to mention that solution is really inconvenient.

    Pazz Lad

    by Pazz Lad

    Dec 16, 2017  |  "Poor"

    It worked fine when i downloaded it for about an hour then it started slowing down and about an hour later it stopped completely, i uninstalled and reinstalled it but still nothing

    Nacor Morillo

    by Nacor Morillo

    Dec 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Works great for unblocking Telegram Messenger in troubled countries like China, Iran and Russia.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Coolio

    Saurabh Singh

    by Saurabh Singh

    Dec 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Dear Indian user especially asus users.If You have strong connection .Then you download This vpn .Otherwise please Don't waste Your Mb... Aircel, Zio, docomov, Uninor, Users please Don't try to download This vpn.....Full waste of money.. Idea(4g) ,Vodafone(4g),Airtel ( 4g) users yu can download this vpn without any hesitation...

    Joey A

    by Joey A

    Dec 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    It was working until today and now has stopped connecting to the servers. It doesn't connect to the internet at all. I'm suspecting app is dead due to recent US anti-netneutrality laws passed. That was quick!