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Privacy Browser

A web browser that respects your privacy.
New in version 3.11
• Create an option to use the default X-Requested-With header.
• Block all the URL query trackers listed at privacytests.org.
• Add a Share Message option.
• Fix a bug that caused the bottom app bar to cover part of the website.
• Fix duplicate tabs sometimes being opened on restart.
• Display the bookmark opened in new tab snackbar above the bookmarks drawer.
• Add the kernel version to About > Version.
• Preserve the current bookmarks folder on restart.
• Change the default value of the custom
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.

1. Minimize the data that is sent to the internet.

2. Minimize the data that is stored on the device.

Most browsers silently give websites massive amounts of information that allows them to track you and compromise your privacy. Websites and ad networks use technologies like JavaScript, cookies, DOM storage, user agents, and many other things to uniquely identify each user and track them between visits and across the web.

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 (see https://www.stoutner.com/privacy-browser/common-settings/webview/). 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.

Features:
• Integrated EasyList ad blocking.
• Tor Orbot proxy support.
• SSL certificate pinning.
• Import/export of settings and bookmarks.

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  • Version 3.11 (60) suggested Added on 2022-08-02

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.10.1 (59) - Added on 2022-03-04

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.10 (58) - Added on 2022-02-28

    This version requires Android 6.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • install shortcuts
      Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log