Overview: 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.
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.
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 www.stoutner.com). 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.
• Integrated EasyList ad blocking.
• Tor Orbot proxy support.
• SSL certificate pinning.
• Import/export of settings and bookmarks.
• Fix a crash caused by the WebView sometimes trying to calculate the scroll position when it doesn’t exist.
• Fix a crash caused by the WebView sometimes trying to check the history when it doesn’t exist.
• Run Clear and Exit when the system back button closes the last tab.
• Make long-pressing a bookmark folder open all the bookmarks it contains.
• Add the ability to pin the bookmarks drawer.
• Always display the highest resolution favorite icon.
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