CENO Browser

Last Updated on: 10th December 2023, 11:55 am

Web site: censorship.no
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android
License: MIT
Interface: GUI
First release: 2018

CENO Browser (short for censorship.no!) – the world’s first mobile browser that side-steps current Internet censorship methods. Its peer-to-peer backbone allows people to access and share web information in and across regions where connectivity has been interrupted or compromised. CENO Browser is a project by eQualit.ie – a not-for-profit Canadian company developing open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security and freedom of association.

CENO is designed with internet shutdown scenarios in mind. Websites are shared by a global network of peers, and stored in a distributed cache for availability when traditional networks are blocked or go down.

By routing user traffic through peer-to-peer networks, CENO Browser incurs less data costs while still providing users with circumvention capability.

CENO is based on Firefox for Android, extended to make use of the Ouinet library – enabling third party developers to incorporate the CENO network into their apps for P2P connectivity.

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