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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Just use a combo of extensions in FF:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/extensions/category/privacy-security/

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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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The best thing to do when it comes to security and privacy starts at the network. Everything else is access to it. Browsers on their own can only do so much when it comes to the actual webpage, what killed many many many Windows installations was not just because of holes in ActiveX, it’s that webpages were full of shit that exploited users because of spammy webpages. Email is even worse. And you don’t need a browser to fuck your system up with it. People should understand already that software designed to have unlimited access to everything out there in the wilderness will come across lions, tigers, and bears oh my. Show me a “one size fits all” that actually fits shit that gets bloated in a hurry. The simplest web browser is the one that only renders in text. That’s the safest one out there because it can’t render webpages to the full extent. You’ll wind up chasing more moles than you have the abilty to whack them all chasing browsers, when all you need is to first secure and filter your network, learn to live with broken webpages via filtering Javascript, all that.

Or just accept people sniffing packets of you browsing PornHub. Because WGAF anymore?

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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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Vivaldi is like Opera only in the sense that it tries to be like the AOL desktop, where all you need is a browser as your desktop, and also connect as a community that was a precursor to Facebook and the like. Vivaldi is like KDE/Plasma of browsers, just a shitload of bloated menus that really is done better with about:config.

Sure but people have access to Facebook in Norway as well. Using a browser.

One of Vivaldi’s CEO’s came from the Opera project:

I just wonder why people ask “what is the most secure browser I can use” and no one mentions Tor.

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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