The only way to prevent data from being abused is to prevent it from being collected in the first place.
Privacy Browser has two primary goals.
- Minimize the data that is sent to the internet.
- Minimize the data that is stored on the device.
In contrast, privacy sensitive features are disabled by default in Privacy Browser. If one of these technologies is required for a website to function correctly, the user may choose to turn it on for just that visit. Or, they can use domain settings to automatically turn on certain features when entering a specific website and turn them off again when leaving.
Privacy Browser currently uses Android’s built-in WebView to render web pages. As such, it works best when the latest version of WebView is installed. In the 4.x series, Privacy Browser will switch to a forked version of Android’s WebView called Privacy WebView that will allow for advanced privacy features.
The Git repository can be cloned by running the following command:
git clone https://git.stoutner.com/PrivacyBrowserAndroid.git
Privacy Browser development can be followed at https://fosstodon.org/@privacybrowser.