Tor on the Nokia N900 (Mobile Tor stuff)

Rich Jones rich at
Fri Feb 19 21:13:28 UTC 2010

Perhaps, that is a good reason FOR Tor to be on Android.

I'm a huge android fan (currently making my living off of Android
development, in fact) - and the reason that it is so interesting to me
is because it covers all of the major US carriers, numerous
international carriers, and it's available on both high and low end
phones. There is a huge amount of interoperability that you just don't
get by just developing for a single Nokia phone.

Rich Jones

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM, 7v5w7go9ub0o <7v5w7go9ub0o at> wrote:
> On 02/18/10 20:07, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> The performance of Tor is similar to any other Tor client - this is our
>> reference C implementation running on the N900.
>> With that said - You may want to hold out and get an Android phone.
>> We're looking to do a release of Tor on Android next week. We have some
>> very promising alphas and it's quite exciting!
> Please correct me if I'm wrong, but am a little surprised at the
> interest in TOR on Android  - Android seems a closed, phone-home "cloud"
> computer with little/no regard for privacy or anonymity. I'd always
> wonder about a nice little log somewhere on my phone and/or in the "cloud".
> OTOH, IIUC, The N900 can be configured as a traditional lap/desktop.
> (Arguably, one may want to hold out for an entirely open-source meego
> N900 with the new Intel chip)
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