Webbrowser

Hi all!

This winter I switched webbrowser from Firefox, because of news that Firefox started to work with Google.
Last week there was an article about Firefox stating that itś now the safest browser of all!?
Is that true or…?
I use Chromium now but I am looking for something better.
What are you guys using?

womp

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Please don’t shoot me. I use Google Chrome.

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Mostly what I use. ( FF)

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I switch between Qutebrowser and Firefox.

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Well, I thank you for your quick answers and I am not going to shoot anyone! (I am anti-gun-military).
Interesting! I am not satified with Chromium. I crashes now and then and restore (after reboot) does not always work.

Qutebrowser? Minimal, right? I will look in to it.

womp

ungoogled-chromium is a good alternative.

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I don’t consider Qutebrowser minimal. It’s quite an involved set up to get it just right. But, once setup it’s magic.

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Brave.

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Librewolf…

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Just read an article that mentioned Vivaldi is based in Iceland & covered under the GDPR privacy requirements.

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Vivaldi. Although it comes with the kitchensink and all. And yes it has some proprietary stuff. And yes, I sync my profile. All encrypted and as @GreenMartian pointed out all under strict GDPR

Firefox (but i don’t sync my profile there, which leaves me with a number of things to change to make it closed down enough, see privacytools.io.

Ungoogled Chromium is pretty good; there is a way to still install extensions without logging in and there is a bin version so you don’t have to compile yourself anymore. I only read about some security concerns. They cannot always keep up with Chromium. Same applies to Iridium.

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I thought that Vivaldi was based in Norway, which was where Opera was originally from? Maybe their servers are in Iceland?

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Yep, you are right. Norway has some pretty tight GDPR rules themselves also. Their dataservers are in Iceland indeed.

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Well, I gave up on all that a long time ago. Agree with you on FB, at the same time no one is doing anything about that whole datacollection industry behind it. Let’s say for argument’s sake I prefer my profile to be stored in Norway or Iceland instead of sending it to Mozilla. And yes, I shouldn’t use a profile at all. I prefer Hamster over Pornhub btw, as everyone knows by now.

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Absolutely, how I do on LinkedIn. Which is basically FB for company dorks. But trough the connections I do monetize myself indeed, especially non-related to my current job

I use QuteBrowser as my primary, I have to use google for work and I use google personally for things I do not care for searching.

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BTW, gave Ungoogled Chromium a go again last night.
First: they are very up to date, not like I suggested before.
Second: there are binary versions available (also Flatpak) almost anywhere, so the old problem of having to compile it yourself is gone.
Three: the power of open source: GitHub - NeverDecaf/chromium-web-store: Allows adding extensions from chrome web store on ungoogled-chromium. Also adds semi-automatic extension updating. : this page shows you how to install extensions without having to log into Google.
Number 4: just save bookmarks to a file and you’re ready to go. Didn’t notice any caveats until now, only adding search-engines I need to work out. Although Ecosia is pretty good. Lightweight and quick browser.

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@Peppe Easy hack. Works as advertised! Next stop … search engine.

For Brave Search, I’ve added … (https://search.brave.com/search?q=%s)

Compared to Brave, Ungoogled is using about 1/3 of the memory at initial startup with the same extensions, etc.

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I’m still on Brave 70% & QuteB 30%, there is something in me that can’t stand Firefox(or better say it Mozilla) and I can’t explain it why, but I did use it for months on and off…always came back to this 2

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Have moved over to ungoogled-chromium, moving away from brave.

Searching with searxng, which is very near the results I see in bing … which does seem to provide more locally relevant search than google. Right, the old “who’s on first” mind twister! :grin:

Ublock & umatrix appear every bit as capable, or more, than brave’s built in blocker which is also extremely capable.

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