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… Continue reading Privacy Browser 3.8.1

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… Continue reading Privacy Browser PC Roadmap

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… Continue reading Privacy Browser 3.8

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

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. If a search engine has one URL that works with JavaScript… Continue reading Requirements for a Search Engine to Be Included