Tor Integrates Facebook To Allow 1.5 Billion Users Access Facebook More Securely.
As policymakers and technology beholders debate over curbing digital privacy to regulate cyber criminals, Tor Project partners with Facebook to allow their users more privacy and control while browsing Facebook over vulnerable networks.
The Tor Project oversees the digital privacy quite seriously and provides users with an anonymous route to browse the internet without having to worry about their location or blocking any potential hacker to trace back the user based on their user activity. This might not be a big deal for those who arent being tracked by hackers, but a major life threat for all sorts of criminal minds looking for ransom or other motives. This is the debate that has been going on for a long time between the beholders of technology and the policymakers of various nations.
This facility is exclusively for Facebooks Android app users since Android already is a vulnerable platform needs more security from hackers, which combined with the huge user base shall also allow Tor Project to spread more rapidly to new users. Thus, the partnership is a mutual benefit scheme to allow both parties ensure more reliable and secure social networking without worrying about all sorts of identity thefts and compromise of personal information.
The encryption will allow users to browse anonymously and not sharing the location is a boon for many while being lifesaving for some, commented Kate Krauss, spokeswomen for the Tor Project. She also said that almost everyone is on Facebook today and everyone needs privacy from evil eyes. Allowing a direct access to Facebook via their Tor Browser shall ensure the anonymity and privacy without any extra settings or controls regarding networking. She uses Signal, an encryption based messaging service to deliver her comments, and anyone in the globe that knows a little about the security threats internet has used some sort of secure platforms such as Linux OS users and Telegram instant messaging app.
Facebook also commented saying that a “sizeable community” has grown since the inception of Tor support for PCs since 2014 and this has motivated them to further improve the integration on the desktop and to add support for the Android app as well. It is realizable that these new features will help it improve its image among tech-savvy and privacy-sensitive users, and ultimately expand the current user base too.