Surf the web in total privacy with Onion Browser

By , Apr 27, 2012

If a person wanted to browse the web discreetly on their iOS device, there are a number of ways to do so. For starters, there is the native ‘Private Browsing‘ function in mobile Safari. And there dozens of third-party browsers available with similar features.

But if a person wanted to browse the web in an untraceable, highly-secure, super-stealth manner, they might have to turn to an app like Onion Browser. The software allows you to encrypt, block, and spoof your way to total anonymity on the web…

The Onion Browser’s main selling point is its ability to tunnel web traffic through the Tor network. And what is the Tor network? TechCrunch explains:

“The Tor network, in its most basic form, builds a circuit of encrypted connections between a number of nodes on its network. This – at least in theory – makes it very hard to retrace where the original request came from. When you use this network, your data obviously has to travel a lot further and over potentially slower connections than if you were using the regular Internet. Because of this, an app like Onion Browser is also significantly slower in fetching websites than Safari, for example, would be.”

Don’t expect any other features though. There’s no bookmark or share buttons. This app is obviously geared toward folks that, for whatever reason, want total anonymity while browsing the web. If you fall into this category, you can download Onion Browser from the App Store for $0.99.

Have you tried Onion Browser yet?

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  • http://twitter.com/tcgehman Thomas C. Gehman

    Dude… We all know what you were watching.

  • http://twitter.com/pranavshankar93 Pranav Shankar

    Interesting. Lol This reminds me of the hacker from anonymous who got caught after uploading a Photo from his iphone without clearing its metadata. The geotag led the FBI right to his doorstep. What a noob..;P

  • Anonymous

    Serial killers, rapists, thieves and criminals of all sorts – want to conceal your crimes? Need to research the internet? There’s an app for that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002477860376 Luke Malia

    its just tor browser with a price tag :/

    you can get that from cydia for free

    and its good for getting blocked sites at school. although you have to configure alot of settings to make it do that so probably cant do that either

  • Falk M.

    If only VPN use on the iPhone was a little more solid and it allowed me to be in a kind of “stop network activity without VPN connection” mode (not all the time, but during a re-connect to the VPN).