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Privacy Browser

Privacy Browser is an open source Android web browser focused on user privacy.

  • Android
  • F-Droid
Avg rating of 5 (3)| 3 comments

What is Privacy Browser?

Privacy Browser protects your privacy by disabling features like JavaScript, DOM storage, and cookies that are used by websites to track users. Settings can be adjusted by domain and on-the-fly to enable these features when needed. In addition, Privacy Browser incorporates the EasyList block lists, which block many tracking technologies even when JavaScript is enabled.

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. 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: Due to limitations in the OS, Privacy Browser is susceptible to MITM (Man In The Middle) attacks when browsing insecure websites from devices running Android KitKat (version 4.4.x, API 19).

Features: • Tor Orbot proxy support. • SSL certificate pinning. • Full screen browsing mode. • Night mode.

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Privacy Browser Features

  1.  Privacy focusedPrivacy Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  Block TrackersPrivacy Browser has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  3.  No TrackingPrivacy Browser will not track you or use your personal data.

Privacy Browser information

  • Developed bySoren Stoutner
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives213 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Our users have written 3 comments and reviews about Privacy Browser, and it has gotten 13 likes

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An excellent open source Android browser for people serious about their privacy and their right to not be tracked everywhere they go online. Most other browsers are just modifications of Google's Chromium codebase or Mozilla's Firefox codebase; but this browser is unique. I'm pretty sure it does use Android System WebView (as most Android apps need to use that.) I recommend Bromite system webview as a replacement to Google's system webview. Bromite removes Google's built-in trackers and also blocks ADs. That is unrelated to this great browser though!

I've used (and I liked) Firefox Focus (Android "privacy" browser... but it reports everything to an Amazon server even after you opt out of sending data analytics.)

This browser (Privacy Browser) doesn't have the best UI (User Interface; although it has improved over the years.) But this browser is legit about privacy (one of a few, especially for Android.)

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Huge respects for the developer, Soren Stoutner. Trust the guy a lot

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The best privacy browser for android without any scroll issues like firefox

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Tags

  • Ad Blocker
  • Note-taking
  • Web Browser
  • Security & Privacy
  • built-in-webview
  • private-browsing
  • dom-storage

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