2020 Financial Report

Revenue Google Play: $388.14 Stripe: $126.74 PayPal: $82.67 Patreon: $56.05 Bitcoin: $52.10 Amazon: $44.78 Total revenue: $750.48 popularity contestGoogle Play revenue comes from selling the standard flavor on Google Play. Stripe revenue comes from Liberapay donations. PayPal comes from Liberapay donations, selling the standard flavor on XDA Labs, and from direct donations. Patreon revenue comes… Continue reading 2020 Financial Report

2020 Security and Privacy Canary

Backdoors During 2020, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser. During 2020, Stoutner inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser. Privacy During 2020, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to weaken the privacy of Privacy Browser. During 2020, Stoutner has made 0 changes to weaken the privacy… Continue reading 2020 Security and Privacy Canary

The Referer Header

The referer header is an optional header that informs the website you are visiting of the URL of the previous website (assuming you clicked a link to get to the current site instead of typing the URL into the address bar). It has no good reason to exist, but those who want to track you… Continue reading The Referer Header

Privacy Browser 3.6.1

Privacy Browser 3.6.1 was released with fix for a bug that caused View Source to crash on release builds. Because most of my devices are running debug builds it took a while before I was able to reproduce the bug. The root cause was that ProGuard, which removed unneeded methods in release builds to make… Continue reading Privacy Browser 3.6.1

Privacy Browser 3.6

This release fixes a bug that allowed buffered audio to continue to play when a tab was closed. There is a similar bug that I have a hard time reproducing that has similar symptoms, but includes the favorite icon for the closed tab being displayed on a remaining tab. If anyone is able to reproduce… Continue reading Privacy Browser 3.6

Let’s Encrypt ISRG Root X1 and Privacy Browser

23 December 2020 Update: Let’s Encrypt decided this wasn’t a smart idea, and extended the expiration date until 2024. So, for this immediate scenario, these instructions are no longer necessary. However, I will leave them up for people who are interested in the details of how to add a certificate authority to Android. On January… Continue reading Let’s Encrypt ISRG Root X1 and Privacy Browser

Saved Instance State

Beginning with Privacy Browser 3.5, the app now saves and restores the instance state if killed in the background by the OS. For those who might not be aware of the abomination that is memory management on Android, I would point you to the picture below, which was taken from the official Android Lifecycle documentation.… Continue reading Saved Instance State