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Posted: 1/12/2021 11:05:20 PM EST
Never will use chrome.


Edge is rebadged chrome


Ditched Mozilla due to their recent statments...


Loaded brave today but I read that some former Google employees  were involved. so is it basically chrome?

Samsung browser is what I use on my phone....

Silk on my tablet...
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:46:09 AM EST
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Dissenter

ETA: Also looks like repackaged chrome (Version 0.70.122 Chromium: 78.0.3904.87)
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:52:03 AM EST
Duck Duck Go. It will show you when they block people from tracking your activity.

ArfCom gets tracked by a ton compared to other sites.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 11:59:57 AM EST
I installed Brave and I think it sucks. On default settings, images are sometimes rendered incorrectly (color negative) and the color themes seem to jack up the text readability. Some of that may be that people are coding their site to work best with Chrome but regardless, I don't want to have a jacked up browser.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2021 2:05:30 PM EST
I was a Chrome user but recently switched to Dissenter. Works great so far.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 2:39:52 PM EST
Iron is one I used a while back without issues:

https://www.srware.net/iron/

Link Posted: 1/13/2021 2:42:42 PM EST
Chromium is the open source version that Google and other repackage with their trackers, features and bloatware.

I still use Firefox (hardened) for things that require logins.

For more private/anonymous browsing...  Tor

Good to go on mobile or desktop.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 3:27:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By urbanredneck:
Never will use chrome.


Edge is rebadged chrome


Ditched Mozilla due to their recent statments...


Loaded brave today but I read that some former Google employees  were involved. so is it basically chrome?

Samsung browser is what I use on my phone....

Silk on my tablet...
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Brave codebase is indeed Chromium.  It's not accurate to say "it is basically chrome" however.

WHY are you changing browsers?  Because you don't want to be tracked?  Then Brave or Chromium is probably just fine.  If you want a browser that works well, then use Chrome, because it does. (My only real compliant aside from the spying is the memory hog/memory leaks.)

Edge will become better and better and more sites will cater to it as well.

You would do yourself a bit of service by learning what a software forking into a new project is, and how open sourced software is developed.

If you are talking about on a phone, you are fucked anyway as far as privacy goes already no matter the browser unless you are using one of the cleaned linux phones. If this is phone use, just use what works best for you.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 12:12:30 PM EST
Pretty much everything is Chromium based or FireFox based.  I've been using Brave, desktop and mobile, for several months with no issues though I'm forced to use Chrome at work.

Is Pale Moon still a thing?  It was a Firefox port.  If you don't want Chromium then that could be an option.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 12:15:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2021 12:16:11 PM EST by 2ANut]
Brave on desktop, Vanadium or Bromite on mobile.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 7:27:59 PM EST
Duck duck go app and TOR app on phone.  Make sure you chang phone to developer mode.  Added NordVPN.  
Tutanota for email.  Signal for text and phone.


And use alias as much as possible.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 7:48:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 7:50:28 PM EST
Started using Pale Moon a few days ago. Was able to import bookmarks and logins from Mozilla. No real problems so far.
Link Posted: 1/14/2021 9:54:17 PM EST
Anyone know more about Brave? I liked it until I heard it was build of google BS.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 8:47:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By svtfast:
Anyone know more about Brave? I liked it until I heard it was build of google BS.
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See my post above. Chromium based, yes. Full of google spying, no proof of that and it's open source so go look.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:43:13 AM EST
What about Vivaldi, Opera, or Avast?  They are Chromium based.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:47:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By svtfast:
Anyone know more about Brave? I liked it until I heard it was build of google BS.
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Brave was created by Brendon Eich to be a safe no-nonsense adblocking browser after Mozilla fired him for believing in traditional marriage.
Link Posted: 1/19/2021 8:11:23 PM EST
Does anyone know of a search engine that doesn't report to Google? I am using DDG on Brave now but I can go to Chrome/google and everything I have searched in Brave/DDG is right there. Worse, my search term list shows up on other computers when pulling up Chrome/Google.
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 12:28:33 AM EST
Hey I've been out of the game for a while. Does the Chromium browser core interact with proprietary Google services at all?
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 7:41:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By TheLASwamp:
Does anyone know of a search engine that doesn't report to Google? I am using DDG on Brave now but I can go to Chrome/google and everything I have searched in Brave/DDG is right there. Worse, my search term list shows up on other computers when pulling up Chrome/Google.
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Bing.

There's that russian one too.

Keep in mind, your ISP may be reporting to google, as might your operating system (Chromebook for example) and if you are logged into your google account, or facebook, they might have tracking bugs too. It's not a guaranteed thing that the browser is doing it, nor the search.
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 7:43:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By wswartzendruber:
Hey I've been out of the game for a while. Does the Chromium browser core interact with proprietary Google services at all?
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Chrome plugins work in Brave. Probably do for Chromium too. Gmail, Docs, etc. all that google crap works in Brave.  What proprietary services in particular are you talking about?  (And why worry about switching to brave if you still have google lodged in your daily activities?)
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