New Update Kiwi Browser for Android - Free and Open Source

HarborFront

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Wow. Kiwi browser is making a come back

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For info, for now the latest version of Kiwi is 110. (which is the latest stable version of Chrome, 110 was released a week ago by Google) so just wait a bit and you'll see it in the store / GitHub.


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For those using Kiwi browser or intend to use it please read below.

 
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@Harlan, thanks for the info on Kiwi (y)

Kiwi tracking all you search queries and inserting ads into the search results. It seems to copy the Brave model of intercepting queries and inserting its own ads (at least Brave is open theirr alternative advertsing scheme). On the other hand Edge with Bing and Chrome with Google more or less do the same. Advertising makes the free internet possible.
 

HarborFront

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@Harlan, thanks for the info on Kiwi (y)

Kiwi tracking all you search queries and inserting ads into the search results. It seems to copy the Brave model of intercepting queries and inserting its own ads (at least Brave is open theirr alternative advertsing scheme). On the other hand Edge with Bing and Chrome with Google more or less do the same. Advertising makes the free internet possible.


Hmmm..................not seeing ads as I'm using SearXNG search engine

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ForgottenSeer 97327

Hmmm..................not seeing ads as I'm using SearXNG search engine
When I read the two inks you provided, I read that Kiwi just inserted results. Because the author of FFupdater was really angry (on Kiwi) and English is not my first language I assumed he meant inserting ads, but Kiwi could also "upgrade" paying customers by inserting them higher in results list, without marking them as ads (which could explain why the author of those posts was so angry).

He also explicitely mentioned the default search engines, so you might be evading this problem or having this problem without realizing it. You can check it by using the same search engine in a different browser and compare the results.
 

HarborFront

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When I read the two inks you provided, I read that Kiwi just inserted results. Because the author of FFupdater was really angry (on Kiwi) and English is not my first language I assumed he meant inserting ads, but Kiwi could also "upgrade" paying customers by inserting them higher in results list, without marking them as ads (which could explain why the author of those posts was so angry).

He also explicitely mentioned the default search engines, so you might be evading this problem or having this problem without realizing it. You can check it by using the same search engine in a different browser and compare the results.

I'm not too sure about the results of other search engines, besides Yahoo and Bing, will or will not be redirected to Kiwi servers. Anyway, I'm using SearXNG search engine
 
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ForgottenSeer 97327

I'm not too sure about the results of other search engines, besides Yahoo and Bing, will be redirected to Kiwi servers. Anyway, I'm using SearXNG search engine
You can check it by comparing search results using the SearXNG engine in a different browser.
 
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harlan4096

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@Harlan, thanks for the info on Kiwi (y)

Kiwi tracking all you search queries and inserting ads into the search results. It seems to copy the Brave model of intercepting queries and inserting its own ads (at least Brave is open theirr alternative advertsing scheme). On the other hand Edge with Bing and Chrome with Google more or less do the same. Advertising makes the free internet possible.
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