Encrypted browser for iPad and iPhone

From Cult of Mac, this news about a 99-cent iOS app that uses the Tor network to offer encrypted web browsing.

Onion-Browser-1The Onion Browser will tunnel your connection through the Tor network, concealing your IP address and also encrypting all data before it leaves your device. You can also spoof your user agent to hide the fact that you’re using an iOS device (handy for iPhone users who work at Microsoft) and even tunnel out through corporate firewalls and country-wide censorship.

What’s more, the developer — Mike Tigas — has made the source code available both on his website and on GitHub, so you can check inside to see just what it’s doing. He is also donating 10% of his cut of the 99-cent asking price to Tor and the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).

The Onion Browser Brings Anonymous, Encrypted Browsing To iOS


  1. Why would people working at Microsoft need to hide that they have an iphone?  You do know Microsoft actually writes iphone apps, right? Or is this just another example of being tribal just for the sake of being tribal? We live in a toxic culture that thrives on making people hate each other. Why do you want to contribute to this environment? Do we really need corporate based religions?

      1. Steve Balmer doesn’t post on boingboing, though my post wasn’t aimed at Mark but rather at the blog he was quoting. Nothing wrong with Mark posting about encryption for iOS, it fits well with bb. The problem is with the glib hatred that too many in the tech industry have for anyone who doesn’t conform to their choices. That was in the quote from the blog so it needed to be commented on.

  2. Does this mean that Apple gets a cut of anything I buy online using the Onion Browser?  :)

  3. “You must be at least 17 years old to download this app,–Frequent Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes”

    Yep, that’s the internet all right.

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