Q&A Avoid These Browsers

Spawn

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After browsing r/privacytoolsIO these are my conclusions.

If you really care about "privacy and freedom", you may want to avoid the following browsers and also ditch Windows/Mac.


❌ Brave

❌ Chromium - Valid points are made
here

❌ Google Chrome

❌ Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

  • ❌ Microsoft Edge (Legacy, unsupported)
  • ❌ Internet Explorer (unsupported)
❌ Opera

❌ Safari

❌ Vivaldi

Consider using these instead:

✅ Mozilla Firefox

✅ Tor Browser
 
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rain2reign

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I generally find the individuals there to be quite "radical", but personal opinions about that aside. One of the comments I read, at this time of writing, did make a good point. And pretty much sums up my opinion and knowledge about the whole discussion to an extent.

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I use Firefox myself, but for its customizability advantage it had back then years ago. Though, now the gap is getting smaller and smaller on that front, if it already hasn't been beaten in some aspects. And Mozilla making some questionable choices and not pushing their engine to where it needs to be in certain aspects... With that being said, I do hope they remain and one day give some proper competition back to Chromium browsers... The niche it currently serves can't even compare to its competition.
 
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Spawn

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In short, don't use anything chromium based if you don't want Google to take over the internet.
Not only Google, but private companies in general.

Brave? really? wow
Brave has it's own Ad system in-place and whilst I am not against it, I posted this without bias. There are users who want true freedom without any commercial ties.

(I am a Brave browser user.)

Check the link in the first post.

What about unmicrosofted edge?
What? Check the link in the first post regarding Chromium.
 

Paul.R

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Soon we will be more and more restricted without the so-called privacy term. We are about to reach the age of money digitization. Do you really think about privacy? or a browser privacy? Look at Firefox ~100 connections on first start up, Google default engine...? Forget it...use what you like :) I'm with Vivaldi / Edge Chromium now ( security is more important now then privacy, some of us make payments, crypto wallet, etc.)
 

TairikuOkami

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Brave has it's own Ad system in-place and whilst I am not against it, I posted this without bias.
I have it disabled, I like the idea, since I do not even block ADs, but the implementation is just bad, it causes a terrible slow down (webpages load like 4-5 times slower).
❌ Chromium - Valid points are made here
That is why I allow only port 443, I would never allow ports 5222 or 5228. 🤫
 

SecureKongo

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No one in their right mind will use Firefox just because it is the only not chromium. Firefox needs to make some innovations no justify using it.
If Google actually starts doing the things mentioned, then other browsers will move out of chromiumm.
You mean innovations like those?




They defenitely didn't stop improving Firefox just because they don't keep up with the Chrome updating shedule...
 

Templarware

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Mar 13, 2021
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If you really care about "privacy and freedom", you may want to avoid the following browsers and also ditch Windows/Mac.
And you need to ditch smartphones, smart TVs...
You basically need to ditch the internet. Edge with uBlock and DuckDuckGo is private enough for me.
I guess no one really cares, other than those people who live in the woods.
 
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