Privacy Browser

A web browser that respects your privacy.
New in version 3.0.1
• Fix a bug that allowed the app bar to be scrolled off the screen when app bar scrolling was disabled, with no way to scroll it back.
• Fix a bug that prevented the app bar from being displayed after a tab was deleted if the new active tab was blank.
• Fix a rare crash when some pages finished loading.
• Make the back button close a tab if the WebView is at the beginning of the history list.
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.

Privacy Browser is designed to minimize the amount of information the browser presents to websites. By default, privacy sensitive features are disabled. 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.

Warning: Android KitKat (version 4.4.x, API 19) ships an older version of OpenSSL, which is susceptible to MITM (Man In The Middle) attacks when browsing websites that use outdated protocols and cipher suites. More information about this issue is available at https://www.stoutner.com/kitkat-security-problems/.

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

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.0.1 (44) - Added on 2019-05-05

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

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

    Download APK 11 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 3.0 (43) - Added on 2019-04-27

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

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

    Download APK 11 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • Version 2.17.1 (42) - Added on 2019-03-08

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

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

    Download APK 11 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE