Programs that respect your privacy

Category: Privacy Browser Android

  • Privacy Browser 3.8.1

    Privacy Browser 3.8.1 has been released. It removes Startpage from the list of search engines and changes the default search engine and homepage to Mojeek. This is a significant enough change that I have written a separate post about the details. The order of items in the navigation menu is now inverted when when the […]

  • Privacy Browser PC Roadmap

    Originally I was planning on finishing the 3.x series of Privacy Browser Android before starting work on Privacy Browser for other platforms. However, I feel the need from both my users and myself to speed up development of Privacy Browser for the PC. Accordingly, with the release of Privacy Browser 3.8, I am going to […]

  • Privacy Browser 3.8

    Privacy Browser 3.8 has been released. It includes an oft-requested option to move the app bar to the bottom of the screen. Because of limitations in the standard Android views used to build the user interface, scrolling of the app bar works differently on the bottom of the screen than at the top. As currently […]

  • Standardizing International Pricing

    Privacy Browser costs $1.00 USD on the Amazon AppStore and the Galaxy App Store. In countries that use different currencies, the amount is automatically converted using the current exchange rate. Up until this point, on Google Play I had set the amounts in local currencies to be whatever was the lowest round amount allowed in […]

  • Discontinuing Privacy Browser ROM Integration

    Several years ago I was approached by the the developer of the a custom ROM for the Sony Xperia Z1c about creating a ROM integration file to make it easier to integrate Privacy Browser as the default browser on custom ROMs. I was happy to oblige, and have maintained the Privacy Browser ROM Integration repository […]

  • 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 […]