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Society is more reliant on the internet than ever before. Millions of people use their smartphones every day to buy items online, check their email, fill out important work documents, and send photos. The last thing you want to happen is for your private information to get in the hands of the wrong person. Luckily, you can protect yourself by installing a few apps on your phone. These are the four privacy apps everyone should download right now.

 

Tor

Browsing the internet is perhaps the most dangerous thing you can do on your smartphone. There are so many ways that criminals can get your private information if you are not careful. The only way to keep your internet history truly private is by downloading the Tor app on your smartphone. This popular desktop browser has finally released a mobile version. Unfortunately, this app is currently only available for Android smartphones.

 

Onion Browser

While Tor has let to release their app on the Apple store, iPhone users are not completely out of luck. You can safely and privately search the internet on your phone by downloading the Onion Browser app. The Onion Browser automatically encrypts your data and sends it to three different locations while you use the internet. This makes it virtually impossible for someone to get your data or pinpoint your exact location.

 

Signal

There is a very good chance that you send private information to your friends and family through voice, video or text messages. This information can easily be stolen by criminals even if the recipient immediately deletes the message. The only way to truly communicate privately on your smartphone is by downloading the Signal app. You can make voice and video calls to anyone else that has the app. You can also send encrypted text messages that automatically delete after a short period of time.

 

ProtonMail

Nobody wants strangers to read their private emails. Unfortunately, this can easily happen if you are not using the ProtonMail app on your Android or Apple smartphone. ProtonMail allows you to password protect every email you send. The only way for anyone to read this email is by entering the password. The emails will also automatically delete after they are read.