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[–] paulF3 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I appreciate the effort put into this. Any independent sourcing to reference for claims? Probably for another couple threads with cross reference links to keep discussions separate but does anyone have a list for mobile browsing as well as privacy add ins for either mobile or desktop?

Mobile browsing thread: https://voat.co/v/technology/1633461

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[–] MRPockets [S] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Most information I got either from Wikipedia, the browser website, or facts I've picked up over the the past few years. I'll try to compile some references for the privacy claims.

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[–] frizla 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Since Firefox is the only one i know that supports add-ons on mobile version, i'll only list those:

  • CanvasBlocker - prevent canvas fingerprinting

  • CleanLinks - gives you clean links instead of e.g Google nested ones (so when you for example share a link it doesn't go through Google)

  • HTTPS Everywhere - tries to use HTTPS over HTTP

  • No resource URI leak - protection against fingerprinting via resource://

  • Privacy Settings - changes about:config privacy invading settings with one click

  • Self-Destructing cookies - oh well

  • uBlock Origin - block all those privacy and social media trackers (you have to check this in settings)

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

Even on iPhone?

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

pale moon on android supports them too.

edit: i have no idea whether its still supported by the developer or not.

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

You should also check out uBlock Extra.

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[–] TremorAcePV 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Pro-tip for Vivaldi

Go into Settings > Privacy > Uncheck Google Malware and Phishing Protection.

With it checked, every URL you go to is sent to a Google server for verification against lists of known malware and phishing websites.

Seems like a super easy way to build a list of URLs someone goes to under the guise of a safety feature. This is built into Chromium, which Vivaldi is built on, but thankfully they made a setting option to change it.

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[–] Disappointed 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This goes for all browsers and should be in the OP. It's built into most of the browsers on this list.

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

Thank you, friend! I love Vivaldi and you just made it better for me.

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

It's perfect when you have to use Chrome for something, but not as a main browser since updates are, well, slow if even that...

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[–] pyres 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

You left out text based browsers:

links

links2 is a text mode WWW browser with ncurses interface, supporting colors, correct table rendering, background downloading, menu driven configuration interface and slim code.

and lynx

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

Oh, man... I remember when Lynx was the hottest new shit on the block. :) I'm an old fuck, yes...

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

eww deserves a mention. It is a text-based browser built into the text editor GNU Emacs.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Vivaldi = best

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

I really like Brave as well. However, the desktop version still has a few too many quirks for me to adopt it as a primary browser. It is my main Android browser now though.

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[–] MRPockets [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am not aware of any which is why I said "may". My reason for including that at all is that Pale Moon is a non-tracking fork of Firefox which means that any issues found & fixed in Firefox must be independently fixed in Pale Moon.

JJNova's comment about the lack WebRTC is valid. Firefox's default WebRTC settings are terrible.

Edit: I have placed a rebuttal from Moonchild in the post.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I also use pale moon it's not the most convenient thing but it does what I need

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[–] JJNova 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Yeah, and not even having WebRTC is a big deal for Pale Moon use.

Also, as a side note, Pale Moon is no longer using Firefox as a base anymore.

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

Well, now... if you know of a security issue in Pale Moon, then name it.

It's uncommon enough that you have a pretty distinct browser fingerprint, even if you run a factory install on everything else.

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

That's why god gave us User Agent Switcher.

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[–] solar_flare 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I support open-source/non-proprietary browsers.

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