Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7
@thomasfuchs My recommendation is either Safari (tons of innovative privacy features, not financially dependent on Google), or if that’s not an option for whatever reason, Firefox.
@thomasfuchs hahaha, that is fair. i’ve been read that book. i suppose i’m too caught up in dark-timeline dystopia right now to remember the mathematical beauty in it all
@thomasfuchs I’ve been using the Duck Duck Go browser and Safari, depending on the purpose. The DDG browser allows you to quickly see what’s going on behind the scenes.
@thomasfuchs I'm using Firefox and SeaMonkey -- Firefox for the pages that break in SeaMonkey, and vice versa.
@thomasfuchs Thanks for the update. I've tried Safari now and then, wasn't real crazy about it, and went back to Firefox.
@thomasfuchs I use Safari for sensitive stuff (things I don’t want Google to know about) and sadly Chrome for everything else. I find Safari too slow for general use, but perhaps it works better on new hardware.
@thomasfuchs I've actually been trying this again since I got back a week ago, but it's been a bit meh so far. I've been keeping a list of findings:
@thomasfuchs "if that’s not an option for whatever"
Oh, that was funny, considering you imply that this is unlikely though this browser only runs on one OS… 😆
@thomasfuchs Both provide a significantly worse security track record. Why not Chromium instead? Unlike Chrome, it’s open source - and the tracking stuff is not part of the open source release.
@thomasfuchs Also, Firefox is doing more tracking by default than Chrome these days 😒. They’re even selling your browsing history. At least, Chrome is not doing that if you didn’t sign it into a Google account.
@lmorchard @thomasfuchs I’m sorry, but then someone at your company made a very dumb decision. Why ruin your reputation if you get nothing in return? Stop the experiment now to try to rescue whatever of your reputation is left at this point. Please become the old Mozilla again that cared for users and their privacy! It used to be privacy by default at Mozilla. These days I need to disable fewer things in Chrome than in Firefox.
I‘m personally really sad about this. Mozilla used to care about privacy, but with all the latest stuff, it feels like Mozilla sold out.
@thomasfuchs I want to say you mean privacy, but I just had a very close call due to the hacked Mega chrome extension.
..so maybe I will try Firefox or something
History repeats itself fighting against emergent technologies and way of life. We were being spied by the govt, then portfolioed by the police, then by marketing for companies, now Google Facebook, Apple, etc are doing a more advance marketing tactics were they track everyone they can whether you like it or not. Yes our privacy is important. But when Google use your info aggregated for marketing purposes I don't see it as spying.
Other companies has more invasive approach with more vulnerability for your info to be identified individually. The likes of Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and your ISP has been proven to be much more intrusive than Google, or Apple.
Like which one ? Since Mozilla make all DNS request go through private company for our own safety in Mozilla ...
@thomasfuchs Agreed on general principle. If Firefox moves its default DNS configuration to Cloudflare, though, all bets are off and Safari becomes the only game in town.
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