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Anonymous web surfing with Google Android

Web development Team from Digital Technology Group (DTG, University of Cambridge) has released an application for Android, which allows anonymous users to travel across the Network with the help of TOR (The Onion Router). This program for anonymous web surfing can be downloaded and used free of charge. It works on the basis of peer2peer technology; it means that this new mobile app uses connection via distributed network of servers, supported by enthusiasts from around the world, in this way it prevents user’s location definition.

This mobile application for the Google Android is the result of a summer project and consists of 2 parts: TorProxy and Shadow (both of them released under the GPLv2). More details about them, including download links and installation information, are available at DTG.

Jacob Appelbaum, one of the TOR Project active participants, said that new Android app is “not ready for full use”, but nevertheless it’s a “nice demo”. So, we believe that such software products will initiate new projects and will present new ideas for mobile programming.

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