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Orbot is a free software project to provide anonymity on the Internet for users of the Android operating system. It acts as an instance of the Tor network on such devices and allows traffic routing from a device's web browser, e-mail client, map program, etc., through the Tor network, providing anonymity for the user.[2]

Coloured, SVG version of the Orbot logo
Developer(s) The Tor Project
Initial release 1 October 2008 (2008-10-01)
Stable release
16.0.0-RC-2 / 5 January 2018 (2018-01-05)
Preview release 15.2.0 RC 2 (October 29, 2016; 22 months ago (2016-10-29)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written in Java
Operating system Android[2]
Size 12.63 MB
License 3-clause BSD license

This tool is used to keep the communications of users anonymized and hidden from governments and third parties that might be monitoring their internet traffic.[3]


  1. ^ The Tor Project (2016-10-29). "Orbot: Proxy with Tor". Google Play. Google. Retrieved 2016-10-30. 
  2. ^ a b Shakeel, Irfan (April 2011). "Orbot: Tor- Anonymous On Android". Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Farivar, Cyrus (15 February 2012). "From encryption to darknets: As governments snoop, activists fight back". Ars Technica. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 

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