(And please don’t ask me “so which browser should I use?” There are no great alternatives. We live in a sewer courtesy of Silicon Valley. Use Safari if you’re locked into an iDevice, use GNOME Web if it works well enough for you, Ungoogled Chromium if you have an afternoon free to figure out how to install it, and use Firefox otherwise but go through all the settings and turn off the data grabbing defaults – something they know most people won’t do.)

PS. Brave? No. See Basic Attention Token.

PPS. Another Firefox dark pattern: asking you if you’d like to reset all your settings to their defaults to “get that fresh browser smell” or some other BS every so often.

Hmm, I wonder why they built that little “feature” in… Must’ve been to protect your privacy, I guess.

@aral mine did that when it hadn't been run in months. it's probably not a bad idea to ask in that instance because shit could be out of date or customized in weird ways that you forgot about.

@aral Also Brave: Run by Brendan "Prop-8" Eich. Fuck that guy forever. I'm annoyed JS is his offspring.

Yay, Safari.

@aral Here someone compared browsers with focus on privacy with default settings:
It's a series with 12 browsers so far, LibreWolf seems to perform quite well.
The text is in german, but all the articles share the same basic template and are quite technical so half of it is english anyway :-D

(sorry, had to repost, I posted the _wrong_ article and have corrected it in this toot)

@aral Well there is a very in depth article series made by Mike Kuketz (@kuketzblog) which checked out 12 browser (until today) regarding privacy settings and browser behavior.

Unfortunately the article series is in German only. But it gives a very detailed description of how a browser reacts and what settings to choose if you want to keeps it from calling home or somewhere else (if it's possible).

The series starts here (for those interested and understand German):

@aral Also this is not meant as criticism on you or your statement. I was just impressed who detailed it was written and the browsers were analyzed. That's all. I hope it was ok to drop this here.

@aral antiX 19.4 "Grup Yorum" kullanıyorum. Yazınızı okudukdan sonra Firefoxu kaldırdım. Midori ve Epiphany kurdum.
Dillo adlı bir tarayıcı da denedim fakat çok yetersiz.
I'm using Anti X 19.4 "Grup Yorum". I removed Firefox after reading your writing. I installed Midori and Epiphany. I've tried a browser named Dillo but too inadequate.

@aral Ayrıca bilgilendirme için de teşekkür ederim

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