Programs that respect your privacy

Author: Soren Stoutner

  • Privacy Browser 3.10.1

    Privacy Browser 3.10.1 has been released. It fixes a bug that caused the Import/Export activity to crash on start because it was looking for a TextView that no longer existed which explained encryption limitations on Android KitKat. Another bug was fixed that prevented custom user agents from working correctly because the number of user agents…

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  • Privacy Browser 3.10

    Privacy Browser 3.10 has been released. This is the first release since the discontinuation of the free flavor, which was described in depth in a separate blog post. The minimum API has been bumped to 23 (Android 6.0, Marshmallow). This was because Google stopped releasing security updates for Android System WebView on devices older than…

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  • Updated Git URL for Privacy Browser Android

    Due to the addition of the Privacy Browser PC Git repository, the Privacy Browser Android repository is being renamed to include the word Android. The new GitWeb URL is https://gitweb.stoutner.com/?p=PrivacyBrowserAndroid.git;a=summary. For those who have cloned the repository, they will need to update the origin to be https://git.stoutner.com/PrivacyBrowserAndroid.git.

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  • Privacy Browser PC Codebase

    We have reached a stage in the development of Privacy Browser PC where I have finished my preparations and it is time to start working on the codebase, which will be built using C++ on the Qt and KDE Frameworks toolkits. The code can be access through GitWeb. There are also instructions on the main…

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  • 2021 Security and Privacy Canary

    Backdoors During 2021, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser. During 2021, Stoutner inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser. Privacy During 2021, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to weaken the privacy of Privacy Browser. During 2021, Stoutner has made 0 changes to weaken the privacy…

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  • Privacy Cell 1.6

    Privacy Cell 1.6 has been released. After the release of Privacy Cell 1.5, I realized that two permissions were added to the app in addition to those specified in the manifest file. After some investigation, I discovered that this was caused by android.work, which was added as part of Privacy Cell 1.4 to fix issues…

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  • Discontinuation of Privacy Browser Free

    For a long time I have considered removing the free flavor of Privacy Browser. I originally created it because I assumed that some people would like to try out the features of Privacy Browser before making a purchase. And some people have used it in that way. But, over time, I have become increasingly uncomfortable…

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  • Privacy Browser 3.9

    Privacy Browser 3.9 has been released. The major change is that the save dialogs have been simplified. Privacy Browser previously had the ability to modify both the URL to be downloaded and the full file path in the save dialog. But with the switch to scoped storage and the Storage Access Framework in version 3.7,…

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  • Privacy Cell 1.5

    Privacy Cell 1.5 has been released. It fixes a bug that caused the app to crash if realtime monitoring was enabled and the READ_PHONE_STATE permission was denied. This release bumps the target API to 31 (Android 12), which enables the NR_ADVANCED additional network info type. It also includes the first full French translation contributed by…

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  • Privacy Cell 1.4

    Privacy Cell 1.4 has been released. It fixes problems with the realtime notification being disabled or killed in the background as well as a problem with the wrong notification sound playing if the network is secure when the notification first launches. Troubleshooting the realtime notification problems required creating a logcat activity. This release contains the…

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