DuckDuckGo started out as an alternative search engine with emphasis on privacy. But now they are also offering so many other things to make sure that your privacy is protected on the internet, for example, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser for Android devices which has special features to ensure your anonymity and privacy as you use different websites.
This web browser also comes with a feature using which you can use the TOR proxy to hide your IP address and attain anonymity. Here is how you can go about using the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser along with the Tor proxy:
- First of all you have to install the Orbot: Proxy with Tor that you can install from the Google Play store : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.torproject.android&hl=en.
- After installing Orbot, launch it and tap on the big circular button to start the proxy. In the Orbot app, you can optionally also enable the VPN if you want but this will make enable the VPN all across the device.
- Now you can start the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, tap on the menu (vertical ellipses) and select Settings from this menu.
- Swipe up and you will find the options for enabling Tor. You can select the checkbox labeled Enable Tor and it instantly enable Tor for the DuckDuckGo browser. You can also check whether the Orbot is working for the DuckDuckGo browser properly by tapping on Check Orbot status. This should show you a webpage that tests and displays whether the Orbot Tor is working properly or not. This page also displays your new IP address as seen by the web servers. You can customize the IP address by picking up a VPN server from inside the Orbot app.
This new web browser from DuckDuckGo provides many more features like tracking protection, forced encrypted connections whenever possible, and decoding of privacy policies for various websites that you visit.
You can get the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duckduckgo.mobile.android&hl=en.