Programs that respect your privacy

Category: Privacy Browser Android

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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