Hello again juice here’s my recommendations for for Windows use Firefox librewolf brave (like your using right now)
And for throwaways accouns use tor or the Mullvad browser for android use brave mull or bromite if you want to and the tor browser for anonymous searches
First off, I highly recommend AGAINST using brave. I’m not sure how good brave is on desktop, but the Android app doesn’t do anything to prevent tracking or fingerprinting and actually leaks user accounts. I’m not sure if this is due to a terrible sandboxing implementation or because of something else but it is what it is.
As for my recommendations, I use Librewolf for desktop (with Vivaldi as backup), and for Android I use mull and Vivaldi.
Hey @henry what is your opinion on the slow updates provided by Bromite? I keep seeing people discussing this issue especially on Reddit. Are you a user of Bromite yourself? Doesn’t it concern you that your browser is potentially exposed to known vulnerabilities? Would love to hear your input on this. Thanks in advance.
When I go to privacy.net/analyzer and click start then user accounts, brave leaks the kinds of user accounts I’m signed in to. Also from the same test click on fingerprint test and you’ll see that brave doesn’t hide almost any details about the OS, device, browser etc
Then check fingerprint.com, even if you clear cookies and cache or use incognito mode the website still IDs you. A Firefox based browser set up to resist fingerprinting fools the website into generating a new fingerprint hash every time you clear cookies or when you’re browsing in incognito mode.
Regarding this threat, just because Brave devs haven’t responded, it doesn’t automatically mean that the claims presented are accurate. Also, it was rather funny to read about claims that Vivaldi is supposedly more private than Brave when in reality, Vivaldi gets quite literally destroyed by Brave in actual browser tests. Even Microsoft Edge does better than Vivaldi.
Honestly, I don’t really care about these tests when brave fails basic fingerprinting tests, like leaking user accounts. To say nothing about its inability to hide your user agent.
Also brave was once caught redirecting users to their own sites which is borderline malicious behavior. I don’t really trust them.
I’m not gonna reply to saying edge is better than Vivaldi. I don’t use Vivaldi when anonymity or privacy are my top properties so I’m not gonna defend it there, that’s what Firefox based browsers are for, but comparing it to edge when just edge’s apk is loaded with trackers (and Vivaldi doesn’t have any trackers) is silly. Vivaldi’s ad and tracker blocking are actually pretty good.
It’s important to remain skeptical and never swear by any piece of software, especially when it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
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