Privacy Browser 2.0

Privacy Browser 2.0 has been released. This version includes a new section in the navigation menu entitled “Domains”.  It allows custom settings to be assigned to individual domain names, which are loaded automatically with the domain. When leaving the domain, the default settings are reloaded. On tablets in landscape mode, a two-paned master/detail layout is used. On […]

February 2017 Roadmap

I thought it would be valuable to lay down a development roadmap. 2.0 – Automatic loading of privacy settings by domain. 2.x – Cleanup of small bugs and polishing. 2.x – SSL certificate pinning. 2.x – Addition of READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permissions. Encrypted import, export, and sync of settings. Download file location option. Allow uploading of […]

Privacy Browser 1.15

Privacy Browser 1.15 has been released. A user submitted a bug showing how some web pages, like Twitter, store information in a cache that isn’t deleted through the normal cache deletion commands. It turns out that WebView has a secret cache stored in /data/data/com.stoutner.privacybrowser.standard/ app_webview/Service Worker/CacheStorage. I submitted a bug to Google requesting an API […]

2016 Security and Privacy Canary

Backdoors During 2016, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to insert backdoors into Privacy Browser. During 2016, Stoutner inserted 0 backdoors into Privacy Browser. Privacy During 2016, Stoutner received 0 requests from governments or organizations to weaken the privacy of Privacy Browser. During 2016, Stoutner has made 0 changes to weaken the privacy […]

Downloaded File Locations

Update With the release of Privacy Browser 2.9, most of the following information is now obsolete.  Privacy Browser 2.9 includes the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.  On devices running Android Lollipop (API 22) and older and on devices running Android Marshmallow (API 23) and newer that allow the storage permission, downloads will now be saved in the public […]