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Tor bakes links into apps

By Richard Chirgwin, 11 Apr 2016

The Tor Project's new API will make it easier to embed secure links in apps.

"GetTor" is Tor's effort to help people get around censorship in the world's more oppressive regimes.

Described here, enhancements to GetTor's API include improved code, new channels and providers, and a new API.

The RESTful API allows other application developers to incorporate links for Tor downloads in their apps, links to the Tor Browser download (including filters for version and operating system and language), and Tor mirror lists.

GetTor has added Twitter and XMPP as distribution channels, for new users to request information on how to get the browser.

The project has also added a Github repo, and Android support comes through the Orbot Tor proxy. ®

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