How to Browse the Web Anonymously On Your Android Smartphone

Privacy has become a major concern for internet users now days all around the world, thanks to Edward Snowden for creating this awareness all over the world. I don’t want to say that everyone is tracking you but it is not totally wrong.We have to worry about our Privacy or protect our identity, Protect our personal data and all the digital information we have saved on the net or digital storage when you browse online. In this article, I will discuss the possible ways that help you overcome all your concerns about online privacy and surfing anonymously.

Anonymity and privacy on the internet are just not possible these days. Prying individuals all over the world are ruining the experience for users. At home, we just want to surf the web without worrying about a thing. However, that is just not possible now because government agencies are always monitoring our activities. There is also a chance of potential malware invasion, which might have been giving all of our information to a hacker. That is not all as almost every major marketing organization has integrated spyware into social networking platforms that allows them to show ads in accordance to our search history. In simpler words, anonymity and privacy have become a joke. However, it does not have to be this way. In the midst of all this prying, there are still a few ways that can help you anonymously browse the Web through your Android device. We have outlined them all below.

When you access a website on your smartphone, your cellular carrier, network operator, and government all know you accessed that website. If you’re in a country that blocks websites, like China, you may not even be able to access certain websites. Tor allows you to browse anonymously and bypass web censorship on your desktop. Orbot brings Tor to Android, so you can do the same from your smartphone.

1) Orwall

The newest weapon in your mobile privacy arsenal, first released in July, is Orwall.

As its name suggests, Orwall is like a firewall for your phone. It forces almost all applications through the Tor network, and it prevents other applications from having any other kind of network access.

To put it in simple terms, Orwall helps built a barrier between your phone and the outside world. It then opens only a single door to walk through towards the Internet: Apps can only make connections through Tor, or they can’t connect at all.

Thanks to longtime Tor developer Mike Perry, Orwall has recently received increased attention from the Tor community itself. It was developed by Cédric Jeanneret, a Swiss computer scientist and privacy activist behind, the “Swiss privacy bootcamp.”

Orwall requires root access to your phone so it’s a little bit of work compared to a simple Google Play installation, but it pays off in expanded usability and protection.

2) Orbot

The next app in your arsenal, and likely the most essential, is Orbot.

Orbot is what allows you to actually make that connection to Tor. It’s extremely easy to download and install—just grab it in the Google Play store—but it also allows some advanced configuration, if you’re willing to put in the work.

Developed by the Android anti-censorship wizards at the Guardian Project, Orbot has several important functions. Like Orwall, it can push many of your mobile apps to use Tor. However, Orbot’s functionality is limited to apps that have proxy options, so using it with Orwall significantly expands the kind of Android apps that can use Tor and locks down the apps that don’t.

“Consider Orbot as a simple connector to Tor,” developer Cedric Jeanneret told the Daily Dot. “Orwall is the glue helping stupid apps without any knowledge of proxies to connect through Tor.”

That “simple connector” can be fairly called the most important part of the equation.

3) Orweb 

The final program you’ll need is Orweb, the private mobile Web browser.

Orweb, also developed by the Guardian Project, is Orbot’s sister app. It’s the most private mobile browser on the market.

Utilizing the Tor network and configured to keep your data private, Orweb acts as the Android phone counterpart to the famous Tor browser that allows you to access the Internet anonymously as well as surf Tor’s hidden services.

These three programs do not add up to a silver bullet of perfect privacy—because a silver bullet doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as 100 percent security, and anyone who promises you an “NSA-proof” computer program is a snake-oil salesman.

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VPNs come in handy

Virtual Private Networks aka VPNs are great tools for staying anonymous on the Web. When activated, they switch your current IP address to a new one, which is located at an entirely different location. This makes your Android device impossible to track for government agencies and hackers. The best part about these tools is there free availability. You just need to do some research to come across a VPN proxy tool that fits in your needs.

Deleting cookies helps

Cookies are enabled in most of the websites. These cookies basically control spyware that keeps tabs on your search activities and show you ads in accordance. There is no escaping them really, but that does not necessarily mean that you have to live with them either. You should do all of your web browsing in any way you want and just before turning off your browser, delete all cookies. This will make all the spyware work useless and allow you to start anew the next time you turn on your browser.

Public Wi-Fi is a nuisance

Public Wi-Fi networks are available almost everywhere, and we know it is tempting to use them. But these free options can do more harm than good. These networks are open for everyone including hackers and agencies, which mean that they can easily retrieve every bit of information. The bottom line is, if you are using public Wi-Fi, you should stop worrying about your privacy and security because none of these things are present in public networks.

Private browsers are helpful

All of the popular browsers you come across are not secure. However, multiple developers have created private and secure browsers. Having said that, due to lesser budget, they are not as efficient as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. But still, these browsers do help in hiding your activities. If you only want to hide certain aspects of your browsing activities, then we’d suggest downloading a private browser as it will keep all of your information hidden and secure.

Incognito mode to rescue

If you are going to do an activity that you do not want anyone else to find out about, then switching to the incognito mode is your best option. Everything you do here is completely anonymous, and none of the information is stored locally. All of your web and search history under the incognito mode is thrown down the drain as soon as you turn it off. This is another brilliant, cheap, and convenient way of staying away from the prying eyes.

Final Words :

In this Post ” How to Surf Anonymously on the Internet without Any Cost ” We have discussed Internet privacy, Anonymous, Methods to hide ip, methods to change ip, Browsers and software to go Anonymous, Methods to Protect Emails and Messages and chats and I am repeating these topics because we have discussed about most of the task and how to protect our privacy in them.If I missed something or you have some good ideas then please share with us we will update the post and make this post more informative.This Post is for Educational and purpose only.I am not responsible for how you use this information.You should use this information for legal purposes.

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