Staying safe while surfing the web is really important and there is no better way to do that on an Android-powered smartphone other than by using Tor Browser. This app was initially developed for the military to use as a secure source of communication and now, an Android version of Tor Browser has been launched on the Google Play Store.
Nonetheless, the reason why Tor Browser is making headlines on our website is because the developers who are in charge of it have just published a new update and we want to cover everything there is to know about it.
Tor Browser 60.9.0 Update
The latest update for Tor Browser is being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels and it sports the 60.9.0 version number. Since the update is being rolled out via OTA channels, then the only thing that Tor Browser users need to do in order to access it is to simply keep their smartphones connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
The new update for Tor Browser comes with a handful of software improvements that have been specially designed to take the overall performances of the mobile browser to the next level. With that said, let’s take a look at the full changelog for the new update so that all Tor Browser users can see what’s coming their way.
- Update Firefox to 60.9.0esr
- Update Torbutton to 2.1.13
- Bug 31520: Remove monthly giving banner from Tor Browser
- Bug 31140: Do not enable IonMonkey on aarch64
- Translations update
- Update NoScript to 11.0.3
- Bug 26847: NoScript pops up a full-site window for XSS warning
- Bug 31287: NoScript leaks browser locale
- Bug 31357: Retire Tom’s default obfs4 bridge
Now that we have looked at the changelog for the new update, let’s also check out which are the top features that this browser offers:
Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing.
DEFEND AGAINST SURVEILLANCE
Tor Browser prevents someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.
Tor aims to make all users look the same, making it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
When you use Tor Browser for Android, your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays. Watch this animation to learn more about how it works:
With Tor Browser for Android, you are free to access sites your local internet service provider may have blocked.