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Re: [tor-talk] Does tor browser bundle can goes on Mac App Store?
Yeah, onion browser is cool http://v3.mike.tig.as/onionbrowser/ .
It means that a TBB-like application could be securely delivered and
updated during time via Mac App Store!
The main issue is probably that TBB is "not an application" but rather
an integration of a different set/pieces of software.
Eventually by moving Tor to be usable in an integrated way, with a
custom browser a-la' Onion Browser, would be much more easier to submit
the application to Mac App Store and upcoming Windows 8 App store.
Also application on markets maybe a nice source of crowd-fundraising?
On 9/18/12 2:25 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Onion Browser is now the best Tor+Browser on iOS and it is on github and mostly well done. Not sure it all the various ToS are being abided by but for now Apple has allowed it to be.
> andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:08:12PM +0200, lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote 1.3K bytes in 32 lines about:
>> : the discussion above is related to iPhone iOS while i've been referring
>> : to the Apple Mac OS X App Store, that can be used to deliver signed and
>> : sandboxed applications on Mac OS X machines.
>> True, but the scenario is the same. In both cases, Apple is a gatekeeper
>> and gets to decide what can be run or not on your local machine. At
>> least for iOS, Apple has decided Tor cannot be in the store. There is
>> some app called 'covert browser' in the iOS app store, but only the
>> developer knows what it is and what it does. There is no source code
>> available and I don't believe anyone has, or can due to the ToS, publish
>> their analysis of the app.
>> In both cases, the terms of service are fairly hostile to the user and
>> the developer alike. If Tor is to get into some sort of store, it will
>> have to be with a separate company and probably some help from
>> insiders. This is an unfortunate reality with these walled gardens
>> becoming popular with mainstream OSes.
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