Programs that respect your privacy

Category: Privacy Browser Android

  • 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. […]

  • New Git URLs

    I recently read an article talking about the supply chain vulnerability of accessing Git using the git:// protocol instead of https://. Because the Git protocol is not encrypted, it would be possible for a well-positioned attacker to perform a Man In The Middle (MITM) attack when a client like F-Droid is cloning the repository. This […]

  • Removing Some Comments

    One of the best parts of working on Privacy Browser is interacting with the community. I have fascinating conversations with people from all over the world. When I first started working on Privacy Browser I wanted to reach out to as many people as possible through as many means as possible. However, as the project […]

  • Requirements for a Search Engine to Be Included

    Some people might be interested to know what the requirements are to be included as a search engine in Privacy Browser. The search engine must work with Privacy Browser’s default settings, like having JavaScript and cookies disabled. The search engine must produce usable results, including image results. Some search engines allow users to alter the […]

  • 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 Google 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 from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bug in WebView’s Handling of Nested Scrolling

    A user recently pointed out to me that there is a bug in WebView’s handling of nested scrolling which causes the long-press menu to appear when the user’s finger is on a link, the app bar is being scrolled on or off the screen, and the scroll moves at a slow pace. This is caused […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]