Facebook on Android gives you privacy through Tor

Tor's anonymity network now shelters Facebook updates on your phone.

Facebook has offered Tor support for a while if you've been concerned about keeping your social networking activity private, but what about on your phone? Don't worry, you're covered. The site has started rolling out Tor support on Android, giving you a (relatively) easy way to encrypt your Facebook viewing on the road. You'll need to download the Orbot proxy app to make this stick, but you'll always know whether or not your communications are under lock and key.

The Tor access option will take a few days to reach everyone, and Facebook notes that it's looking for feedback on how well it works. This is still a bit rough around the edges, folks. Nonetheless, it's worth a look if you want to keep your mobile Facebook conversations under wraps.