Feature #79

Updated by Soren Stoutner over 7 years ago

At some point Privacy Browser will add READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permissions.    These are classified as dangerous permissions.    The concern is that a malicious website could leverage an vulnerability in Android's WebView to access and modify a device's file system. 

 For API >= 23 (Marshmallow, version 6.x) users can revoke this access if desired.    For older versions of Android they cannot.    As of 31 December 2016, 41.03% of standard installs and 52.31% of free installs through Google Play are for API <= 22. 

 There are important features that require these permissions, like,, and    More discussion of the issue can be found at 

 The purpose of this feature request is to provide a place for users to voice their opinion as to whether Privacy Browser should add these permissions now or wait until a smaller percentage of the userbase is on API <= 22. 

 It is not possible to please everyone all the time, but I have a strong preference to follow the wishes of the majority of the users in cases like these.