Programs that respect your privacy

Category: Privacy Browser Android

  • Privacy Browser 2.8.1

    Privacy Browser 2.8.1 has been released. This is a bug fix release to work around a problem in recent versions of WebView that made it so that cookies were not consistently flushed to permanent storage. This broke functionality for users who needed to permanently save cookies to make certain websites work as desired.

  • WebRTC

    I receive questions about WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) frequently enough that I thought it would be worthwhile to write a post about it. First, a little bit of background about WebRTC for those who might not be familiar with it. It is a web standard for enabling video and audio chat in the browser. WebRTC […]

  • February 2018 Roadmap

    It isn’t my intention to publish an update to the roadmap every February. Rather, it just so happens that the project has crossed a major milestone and it is appropriate to update everyone on what to expect next. And it also just so happens that it is February again. With the release of Privacy Browser […]

  • Privacy Browser 2.8

    Privacy Browser 2.8 has been released. EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Fanboy’s Annoyance List, and Fanboy’s Social Blocking List are now used for ad and tracker blocking. This was a significant transition that required much more time than I had anticipated going into it. But the results in terms of user privacy are significant. The previous ad blocking […]

  • 2017 Security and Privacy Canary

    Backdoors During 2017, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser. During 2017, Stoutner inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser. Privacy During 2017, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to weaken the privacy of Privacy Browser. During 2017, Stoutner has made 0 changes to weaken the privacy […]

  • Privacy Browser 2.7.2

    Privacy Browser 2.7.2 has been released. The impetus for this release is a fix for a problem that prevented 2.7 and 2.7.1 from being built on F-Droid. Slightly before the release of 2.7, Android Studio was upgraded from 2.x to 3.0. This upgrade changed the way the Gradle build system plugins integrate with Android Studio. […]

  • Privacy Browser 2.7.1

    Privacy Browser 2.7.1 has been released. It fixes a crash in version 2.7 when editing a bookmark in the new bookmarks drawer. This crash was introduced late in the development cycle after I had finished testing this feature. It was kindly pointed out by a user shortly after 2.7 was released.

  • Privacy Browser 2.7

    Privacy Browser 2.7 has been released. The bookmarks are now accessible from a DrawerLayout on the right of the screen: Tapping on a bookmark will load it. Long-pressing on a bookmark will open an edit dialog. As can be seen from the screenshot, there is now a create folder floating action button above the create […]

  • Privacy Browser 2.6

    Privacy Browser 2.6 has been released. There is a new night mode for rendering web pages. The night mode overrides certain CSS layout options to create an experience that works well on the majority of websites, especially when paired with the dark theme. Injecting the custom CSS currently requires JavaScript to be enabled (obviously not […]

  • User Agent Problems

    Some websites don’t work well if they don’t recognize the user agent. Much has been written about how browser detection is a flawed system, but some websites still do it. For Privacy Browser, this means that if the default user agent of PrivacyBrowser/1.0 is used, some aspects of certain websites won’t work because the web server […]