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Old 22. Feb 2019, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another reason to use Linux.

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Old 23. Feb 2019, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Besides using Linux, I'm still using Windows for some reasons, but hardly rely on the Edge browser, which in my experience hardly has an edge over Chrome or Firefox browsers.
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Besides using Linux, I'm still using Windows for some reasons, but hardly rely on the Edge browser, which in my experience hardly has an edge over Chrome or Firefox browsers.
I agree. Realistically concerns folks have about Google are meaningless since they expose themselves to the same data mining concerns by using other other platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Skype etc.

Chromium on Linux gives me sign-in issues on some sites I've never been able to fully resolve so I've now switched to using Chrome exclusively.
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And the new kid on the block (private and secure) is whitelisting Facebook and Twitter trackers!
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...brave-browser/
So much for security and privacy...
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And the new kid on the block (private and secure) is whitelisting Facebook and Twitter trackers!
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...brave-browser/
So much for security and privacy...
According to this though the trackers are still blocked even though the scripts load.

"This conversation is about script loading, not tracking. Loading a script from an edge-cache does not track a user without third-party cookies or equivalent browser-local storage, which Brave always blocks and always will block".

https://brave.com/script-blocking-exceptions-update/
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According to this though the trackers are still blocked even though the scripts load.
I'm not convinced.

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In other words, sending requests and receiving responses without cookies or other means of identifying users does not necessarily create a tracking threat.
Really?
https://brave.com/script-blocking-exceptions-update/

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Saying we fully allow Facebook tracking isn't right, but we admittedly need more strict-mode like settings for privacy conscious users.
We're taking this seriously internally and we'll iterate on where we are to improve the situation.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19129309
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From Brian Bondy.
"Saying we fully allow Facebook tracking isn't right, but we admittedly need more strict-mode like settings for privacy conscious users.
We're taking this seriously internally and we'll iterate on where we are to improve the situation"

Just look at this load of verbal legerdemain. For a moment I was wondering whether this bondi or bindi or whoever is writing in Englsh or in some newly invented language. These people are no different to google, microsoft, Mozilla and all the rest of their ilk who talk out of both sides of their mouths and lie out of both sides, at the same time! Whoever thought the internet will become corrupted to this extent.

I have been blocking facebook in Firefox, for over five years (it gives me an almost sadistic pleasure to do so), and that has not broken a single web page for me. It is an outright lie to say that it does. Blocking twitter doesn't break web pages either.
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Just look at this load of verbal legerdemain. For a moment I was wondering whether this bondi or bindi or whoever is writing in Englsh or in some newly invented language. These people are no different to google, microsoft, Mozilla and all the rest of their ilk who talk out of both sides of their mouths and lie out of both sides, at the same time! Whoever thought the internet will become corrupted to this extent.

I have been blocking facebook in Firefox, for over five years (it gives me an almost sadistic pleasure to do so), and that has not broken a single web page for me. It is an outright lie to say that it does. Blocking twitter doesn't break web pages either.

Mr Bondi needs to realize not everyone will be convinced by his carefully concocted responses.
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