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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Mozilla has been forced to do this because they need to earn money. When was the last time you donated to them? Yep, same here. So this forced Mozilla to put a lot of default-on money earning crap.

Since it was still possible to manually tweak the browser to act in a somewhat privacy conscious manner, the open source community hasn't put too much effort in developing the alternatives. Anyway, end of rant.

Alternatively you could try SeaMonkey, The Nightly Firefox, GNU IceCat which I must try too.

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[–] HentaiOjisan [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah... I know, you are right. On the other hand back then I didn't have the money because I was a kid, and now I don't want to give them money because I don't like them anymore.

However there are other opensource projects that don't sell themselves and are still there. I kind of feel that Mozilla did that to earn money, not because they needed it, and that's bad imho. But it's just my impression, I might be wrong.

I'll take a look at those! Thanks!

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[–] mukt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Unlike many other Open Source projects, Mozilla is full-time job for dozens of people.

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[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I really wanted to like mmidori since ElementaryOS comes with midori.

But there was to many little frustrations that added up back button wouldn't work very often, no adblocker.

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[–] HentaiOjisan [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hmm, mine does have an adblocker. Check "addons" under preferences.

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[–] Arend 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

About PRISM, it's next to impossible to circumvent the NSA's footprint. Nobody exactly knows how much of the digital world has been or will be compromised. By them and by others.

There even have been suspicions, I believe, that they've gotten backdoors built-in into hardware. Recently there was a major security breach in a datacenter of the German government, and they had to throw out everything, since even after reinstalling and checking everything there can be malware present which has locked itself into the hardware.

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[–] rusco 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] Arend 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've been using Waterfox (speedy Firefox), locked down the privacy settings with the help of privacytools.io, and have put some effort into setting up NoScript and Ghostery.

So all in all I use add-ons NoScript, Random Agent Spoofer, uBlock (with extra libraries), Ghostery, Disconnect, even Disconnect Search (helps me select the country for search results), and I believe a few other ones.

In addition, I've purchased a subscription with a recommended VPN, changed several rules in about:config, and use Thunderbird with an end-to-end encrypted mailbox for important stuff.

Everything you can find quite orderly at the site, with a step-by-step guide. They update their info fairly regularly though, so even when you've set up your privacysettings you'd be smart to check the site regularly.

In total it took about an hour for me to set it up, the first time a bit more (new accounts and whatnot).

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[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Iron is the privacy version of chrome.

But its not that great

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[–] Arend 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Hm, never heard of it. I'll check it out tomorrow.

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[–] mukt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Is Iron browser FOSS, given that chromium itself is not FOSS?

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[–] HentaiOjisan [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well, I'm using iceweasel (debian fork of firefox) with also some settings changed. I also use NoScript and https everywhere but I don't like that by default people are being monitored and such. Not everyone is willing to use NoScript as it breaks lot's of webpages and is difficult to get used to it.

By the way, be careful changing your user agent because it can make your browser a lot different than the rest and that's bad for your privacy too.

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[–] KL1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I use FF and I disabled auto update. I manually check for updates on the first of the month. I also disable safe browsing and the web search on the address bar (keyword.enabled = false). You can use http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site= (enter the site url at the end there) to manually check suspicious websites.

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[–] juniperspaceweed 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Palemoon...stable, fast, open source, and great support.

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[–] techlovingeek 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

These are my suggestions: FireFox Based:->

1) https://www.palemoon.org/

2) https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

3) https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/

Chromium Based:->

1) https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php (not open source but you can get a chrome like experience without google creeping all over you)

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[–] misfit-zero 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've started using Vivaldi in lieu of Firefox because of the decision to bake things in that I didn't want. I only used a few addons, so I'm not missing much and as long as adblock is working I can get by until extensions are officially supported.

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[–] HentaiOjisan [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

But is it OpenSource? And why should I trust them more than the rest?

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[–] Trusty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Vivaldi is not free software

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[–] misfit-zero 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It is most definitely not. I replied from my front page without realizing the sub I was in, my apologies.