Tor Browser Android Alpha to be Released

The developers recommend using the application together with Orbot before the release of the full version
10 September 2018   1295

Tor announced the launch of alpha testing of the official Android application. Installation files are published at Google Play and on the official website. Creators promise multi-layer encryption and anonymity, and with the release of a full version - built-in proxy.

Tor Android
Tor Android

Features

  • BLOCK TRACKERS
    • Tor Browser isolates each website you visit so third-party trackers and ads can’t follow you. Any cookies automatically clear when you’re done browsing.
  • DEFEND AGAINST SURVEILLANCE
    • Prevent someone watching your connection from knowing what websites you visit. All anyone monitoring your browsing habits can see is that you’re using Tor.
  • RESIST FINGERPRINTING
    • Tor aims to make all users look the same, so Tor Browser for Android makes it difficult for you to be fingerprinted based on your browser and device information.
  • MULTI-LAYERED ENCRYPTION
    • When you use Tor Browser for Android, your traffic is relayed and encrypted three times as it passes over the Tor network. The network is comprised of thousands of volunteer-run servers known as Tor relays. 
  • BROWSE FREELY
    • With Tor Browser for Android, you are free to access sites your local internet service provider may have blocked.

The developers recommend using the application together with Orbot before the release of the full version. 

TIOBE Index June 2019 to be Rolled Out

Java is still on the top, but experts noted fast growth of Python search queries, and they believe it can reach 1st place in 3-4 years
13 June 2019   256

June 2019 TIOBE Index has been released. Analysts noted a sharp increase in the proportion of searches for Python.

This month Python has reached again an all time high in TIOBE index of 8.5%. If Python can keep this pace, it will probably replace C and Java in 3 to 4 years time, thus becoming the most popular programming language of the world. The main reason for this is that software engineering is booming. It attracts lots of newcomers to the field. Java's way of programming is too verbose for beginners. In order to fully understand and run a simple program such as "hello world" in Java you need to have knowledge of classes, static methods and packages. In C this is a bit easier, but then you will be hit in the face with explicit memory management. In Python this is just a one-liner. 
 

TIOBE Team

Experts attributed the growing popularity of Python to the fact that now many have hit the development of software. And newcomers prefer Python - succinct and concise. According to analysts, Java for beginners is too verbose, and C sooner or later will force to understand the intricacies of memory management.