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.… Continue reading Privacy Browser 3.7

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… Continue reading New Git URLs

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… Continue reading Removing Some Comments

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… Continue reading 2020 Financial Report

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… Continue reading 2020 Security and Privacy Canary

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… Continue reading The Referer Header