Facebook will add Tor support to Android app

Jan

20

2016

Facebook brings the next few days an update to its Android app which will include an option is added to route traffic through the Tor network. Users therefore also need to install the Orbot proxy app.

Facebook has since October 2014 when a url to access the social network is via the Tor browser, without an exit node is needed there. According to the department, there is a significant group of people who make use of this and assume that group also ask for an option to allow traffic from the Facebook app through the Tor network expired.

According to Facebook has a trainee project initiated in the summer and is performed by the London-based Protect and Care team of the social network. In a note giving Facebook explanation about the function. It’s still an experiment and asks the network for users to provide feedback to improve the Tor support even further.

To switch to Android users should be fully assessed in Facebook about Tor Orbot to download the Tor Project and establish a connection with this app. Then the function in the Facebook app can be enabled. Receiving notifications is then no longer possible, as they could not be sent over the Tor network.

Facebook app for Android with Tor-support

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