The only way to prevent data from being abused is to prevent it from being collected in the first place.
Privacy Browser Android is an open source Android web browser focused on user privacy. It is released under the GPLv3+ license. The source code can be viewed at gitweb.stoutner.com.
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 Android is available on F-Droid, Google Play, the Amazon Appstore, and the Galaxy App Store.
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
Feature requests and bug reports can be submitted at redmine.stoutner.com. There is also a forum to handle technical support.
Privacy Browser development can be followed at https://fosstodon.org/@privacybrowser.