Programs that respect your privacy

Author: Soren Stoutner

  • Privacy Browser Android 3.13.1

    Privacy Browser 3.13.1 was released on 9 January 2023. It contains a fix for a bug that manifested when the app theme and the OS theme were set to be different. In Android’s Day/Night theme design, an app always starts with the same theme as the OS. If the app desires the opposite theme, it […]

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  • 2022 Financial Report

    Revenue Total Revenue: $1,365.86 Google Play revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on Google Play. Stripe revenue comes from Liberapay donations. PayPal comes from Liberapay and from direct donations. Patreon revenue comes from Patreon donations. Amazon revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on the Amazon App I currently have .30703 mBTC (milliBitcoin) valued at $5.20 and .013943777 BCH (Bitcoin Cash) valued […]

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  • 2022 Security and Privacy Canary

    BACKDOORS During 2022, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments, organizations, or individuals to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser Android, Privacy Browser PC, or Privacy Cell. During 2022, Stoutner inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser Android, Privacy Browser PC, or Privacy Cell. PRIVACY During 2022, Stoutner received 0 secret requests from governments, organizations, or individuals to […]

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  • Privacy Browser Android 3.13

    Privacy Browser 3.13 was released on 30 December 2022. It fixes a crash caused by Privacy Browser sometimes trying to calculate the scroll position when the WebView doesn’t exist. There is no way I can think of that should cause this to happen, but crash logs indicate it does (gotta love Android). It also fixes […]

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  • User Agent Problems

    User agents are strings that the browser sends in the header of every HTTP request that identifies itself, like Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 13; Pixel 5 Build/TP1A.221105.002; wv) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/108.0.5359.128 Mobile Safari/537.36. They tend to be quite long because they contain a brief history of the internet, but serve no real purpose […]

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  • Spammers Have No Shame

    I just received the following email with the subject line of “Programs that respect your privacy”. Soren –  Seemingly not talked about enough, it’s amazing how much of our information is out there controlling us. I noticed that you currently aren’t showing ads on stoutner. I was wondering if this is a conscious decision or […]

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  • Privacy Cell 1.9

    Privacy Cell 1.9 has been released. The target API has been bumped to 33 (Android 13). A problem was fixed on Android 13 that allowed the realtime monitoring notifications to be accidentally dismissed via swiping. Per-app language support has been enabled on Android 13. The Settings scroll location is now restored on restart, such as […]

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  • Privacy Browser 3.7

    Privacy Browser 3.7 has been released. It includes a major refactor of how Privacy Browser interacts with the Android file system. Beginning with Android 11 (API 30), Android is enforcing new storage restrictions called scoped storage. Under scoped storage, the Storage Access Framework allows apps to access files without requiring the READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permissions. […]

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  • Privacy Browser 3.12.2

    Privacy Browser 3.12.2 contains a fix for a problem with WebView’s dark mode on API 29 – 32 (Android 10 – Android 12L) that was introduced with the switch to target API 33 in Privacy Browser 3.12. Initially this was fixed for only API 33 (unless you had a really old and insecure WebView), but […]

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  • Privacy Browser 3.12.1

    Privacy Browser 3.12.1 is an emergency release to fix a crash. The transition to SwitchPreferenceCompat in Privacy Browser 3.12 was incomplete. Specifically, it was not possible for the new SwitchPreferenceCompat to set default values. As no new preferences (settings) were added in 3.12, this did not cause any problems for upgrades from 3.11. But it […]

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