Facebook Android adds Safe Browsing using Tor option

Jan

20

2016

Network announced Facebook social evening on Tuesday, January 19, the addition of Safe Browsing network users application on the Android feature.

Android users need to install an application Orbot: Proxy with Tor shop from Google Play or through the official application site and then go to Settings settings within the Facebook application and activate the option Use Tor Via Orbot.

The network said in a formal statement that will feature up to all users in the coming days, she said she waiting for feedback from users to develop optimally, as requested follow-up project page official for the latest news.

Facebook began to rely on encryption technologies used in the Tor Onion since 2014, which launched its website on the Tor network to increase the protection and the elimination of doubts about user privacy while browsing the social network.

In this regard, Facebook said that the number of users has increased significantly after the provision of the possibility of browsing using Tor, which hides the user’s identity completely, and thus stop the activity tracking of attempts by some quarters.

And it seeks the social network the most widely used around the world to provide the Safe Browsing through option applied to other platforms such as Windows iPhone or OS iOS on the iPhone and iPad, but it did not reveal more details about this topic sufficient Android system at the moment.

The Tor network is primarily encrypts communication and ensure demand out of the user’s computer servers to Facebook directly, in addition to making sure SSL certificates and to avoid the existence of forged certificates are spying on and monitoring user activity and data theft.

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