Privacy Browser

4.3
326 reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

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.
Updated on
Feb 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

4.1
298 reviews
Bruce Brumbalow
March 31, 2023
Navigating is tricky (sometimes difficult) because Escape, which I'm used to using to move back a level, dumps one out of the browser, whereas the center button (android) pops out but leaves websites open. I would suggest making escape move back a level, and the attention button close and purge data, if its set up for that on exit. Also, when browsing, a pop up keeps occurring, asking if I want to use the Google or Samsung browser. I've set my default to Duck Duck Go, but don't want ads.
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Stoutner
March 31, 2023
It sounds like you need to set the default browser for your device (what that popup message is asking you to do). Regarding navigation, I recommend you read over https://www.stoutner.com/privacy-browser-design-guidelines/ .
Jesse
February 15, 2022
Great. The only browser on Android I know of that makes it easy to control JavaScript, cookie and DOM permissions per site without a big hassle. Which is a huge need these days (that other browser devs are ignoring) if you have any concern over your privacy. It also deletes all data folders on quit. My reasons for no full stars are the lack of ability to save trusted cookies, and I don't entirely trust WebView which is based on Chrome. Settings profiles would be nice too. Keep up the good work.
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Stoutner
February 15, 2022
👍🏼 Feature requests can be made at redmine.stoutner.com.
Vas 9020
July 26, 2022
Wow what a unique browser you can neutralize anysite like Google to stay behind while you surf with confidence. I used Soul browser it has okay features but nothing like privacy, I've always seen it but never tried now I'm wrapped. I also like mojeek great choice, also trackers have no hope tracking me. Its slightly different but easy, & hope i learn all functions. I hope updates aren't rare thank you Dev 😎 Suggestions- app icon very outdated a new sharp look wouldbe nice.
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Stoutner
July 26, 2022
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What's new

• Expand the download provider options to be Privacy Browser, Android’s download manager, and an external app.
• Remove wasted space between the navigation drawer icon and the URL bar.
• Add a scroll to bottom/top entry in the navigation menu.
• Add an option to display under camera cutouts in full-screen browsing mode.
• Fix a crash caused by a tab sometimes being created without a corresponding page.