The Tor Project has announced the release of its prototype for a Tor-enabled smartphone—an Android phone complete with privacy and security in mind.
Tor developer Mike Perry who designed the phone, says they are trying to demonstrate that it is possible to build a phone that respects user choice and freedom, vastly reduces vulnerability surface, and sets a direction for the ecosystem with respect to how to meet the needs of high-security users. To protect user privacy, the prototype runs OrWall, the Android firewall that routes traffic over Tor, and blocks all other traffic. Users can punch a hole through the firewall for voice traffic, for instance, to enable Signal
The prototype called “Mission Improbable,” is now ready to download and install only works on Google Nexus and Pixel hardware.