• Add a close tab button to the app bar. • Fix the left and right scrolling of website elements, which also makes the app bar scroll more smoothly. • Add a blocklist loading splash screen and decrease the app load time. • Add URL modification for Google Analytics, Facebook, and Twitter. • Add the ability to open an image in a new tab. • Fix the context menu web search. • Fix undesired restarts when entering or exiting split screen mode. • Fix changes to Download with External App not applying until after a restart. Fix browsing with some file managers. Add the option to disable the wide viewport. Improve the loading and switching of tabs. Display the WebView provider in About > Version on Android Oreo and newer. First full Turkish translation. Updated German translation provided by Bernhard G. Keller. Updated Italian translation provided by Francesco Buratti. Updated Russian translation. Updated Spanish translation provided by Jose A. León.
Privacy Browser has two primary goals.
1. Minimize the amount of information that is sent to the internet.
2. Minimize the amount of information 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 (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an older version of OpenSSL, which is susceptible to MITM (Man In The Middle) attacks when browsing websites that use outdated protocols and cipher suites.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.