Programs that respect your privacy

Category: Privacy Browser Android

  • Privacy Browser 1.12

    Privacy Browser 1.12 has a forward/backward history list. There are many websites (an example being twitter.com) that forward or redirect URLs within their domain, sometimes multiple times. When visiting these URLs, pressing back would go back to the redirect, which would then reload the current website. Sometimes this could be overcome by tapping back multiple […]

  • Privacy Browser 1.11

    Privacy Browser 1.11 was released a little before I anticipated because of a nasty bug in 1.10 descovered by a user, Hartmut Kemmer, that caused it to consume massive amount of CPU, even when running in the background. A line of sloppy code was causing the options menu to constantly be destroyed and regenerated. This […]

  • Privacy Browser 1.10

    Privacy Browser 1.10 includes proxy integration with Orbot, which is a much requested feature. When the proxy is enabled, the app bar background turns light blue. Enabling Orbot proxy support proxies all web requests through localhost port 8118. If someone has a need to proxy to a different IP address or port please let me […]

  • Do Not Track

    Privacy Browser 1.10 will include an implementation of the DNT (Do Not Track) header. Because the implementation is not perfect, I felt it deserved a separate post. DNT Is Useless Although I believe the intentions of those who developed DNT were good, it does not provide any real additional privacy to users. This is because […]

  • Security and Privacy Canary

    A new section of the website has been added that contains an annual security and privacy canary statement. Privacy Browser is not yet at a stage where a canary statement is necessary, but if it becomes successful, and is used by as many people as I expect it will be, there will come a point […]

  • Privacy Browser 1.9 and 1.9.1

    Privacy Browser 1.9 and 1.9.1 have been released. Version 1.9.1 fixes a small problem that caused 1.9 to fail to build on F-Droid. Privacy Browser 1.9 includes a German translation provided by Aaron Gerlach. Maintaining a translation requires a lot of work and I am grateful to Aaron for his contributions. Privacy Browser 1.9 also […]

  • August 2016 Security and Privacy Canary

    Backdoors During the previous year, Stoutner has received 0 requests from governments or organizations to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser. During the previous year, Stoutner has inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser. Privacy During the previous year, Stoutner has received 0 requests from governments or organizations to weaken the privacy of Privacy Browser. During the […]

  • Privacy Browser 1.8

    I have decided that I am going to make a regular habit of posting when a new version of Privacy Browser is released, detailing what users can expect from the new version and what I am working on for the subsequent release. The main feature in Privacy Browser 1.8 is a bookmark implementation. This is […]

  • Privacy Browser 1.7

    With the release of Privacy Browser 1.7, I felt it would be valuable to write a post explaining the motivation behind the design decisions and what is coming next. Privacy Browser 1.7 marks the single largest number of changed lines in the code since version 1.0 was released. It began as a need to create […]