← Back to team overview

ubuntu-phone team mailing list archive

Re: Fwd: Re: [idea] how to get popular apps from other mobile markets


On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 1:10 PM, Mark <j.m.holmes@xxxxxx> wrote:
> I want
> to congratulate people on the recent developments within the browser.
> For political reasons I've started taking privacy seriously. I wonder if
> Tor (I know they're closed source) could be persuaded to work with your
> browser as they did with Firefox?
Tor is open-source, and available in ubuntu. Making it work with
webbrowser-app on a phone should just be a matter of installing the tor
package (the device will need to be made writeable) and setting the correct
environment variables to use localhost:9050 as a socks proxy.

In theory this should be enough. In practice it looks like there’s a bug in
oxide (the web engine that powers webbrowser-app) that prevents it from
correctly using the socks proxy. See https://launchpad.net/bugs/1525883.



Follow ups