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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

(There are many alternatives. Maybe the least worst for non-technical people is Firefox with uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger installed.)

#Brave #WebBrowsers #Browsers


 


How can Federation users post more safely?


You know how it goes. We find a great story online and we want to share it with our supporters or feature it in our feed with appropriate hashtags for maximum reach.

But do we check the website featuring the story for privacy before we post?

When we embed a link by selecting the OEmbed box (often ticked by default) this displays an image or video on our post from the website we’ve featured.




They may look cool, but these images can contain beacons or other trackers. Embedded trackers also load into the browsers of any user who scrolls down the public feeds.

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#PrivacyBadger is a useful add-on from the #EFF for web browsers that helps protect users from being tracked.


You can get it from the official site:
https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

It is really easy to use, it automatically learns as it goes along, and you can use it simultaneously with different kinds of protective add-ons like uBlock Origin.

If you have a non-techie friend or relative who is concerned about privacy, you might want to install Privacy Badger on their browser.

#AlternativesAtoZ #WebBrowsers #Browsers #Privacy #Tracking


 
Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location t
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Privacy tip #4

Turn off location. PART 2




[]BROWSERS

Apart from Edge, which has to be tweaked from the W10 OS, most browsers can have their location services disabled through their menu. I cannot list EVERY browser in existence here, as I have a life. If you have other browser location tweaks, please share.

CHROME
1. Click on Chrome’s menu and select the cog symbol – SETTINGS
2. Click the SHOW ADVANCED SETTINGS link at the bottom. Don’t be afraid of the ‘advanced’ implication, this has been worded to scare off timid sheep from reclaiming their privacy.
3. Click the CONTENT SETTINGS button under PRIVACY. While we’re here, consider unchecking the boxes urging us to use web services to ‘resolve navigational errors’ or ‘prediction services’ to auto complete our searches. This is just more telemetry.
4. Scroll down to the LOCATION section and select DO NOT ALLOW ANY SITE TO TRACK YOUR PHYSICAL LOCATION.

FIREFOX

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#Firefox is a free open source web browser which is widely supported and easy to use: https://mozilla.org/firefox


Once you've installed Firefox, we recommend going to FF's "Settings" and switching off all the error reporting.

You should then install the Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin add-ons from the Firefox add-ons section. (N.B. Make sure you install "uBlock Origin" and not "uBlock", they are two totally different things.)

(Also, if you're comfortable with it, it's a good idea to go to about:config and delete the URLs labelled "telemetry")

#AlternativesAtoZ #Browsers #WebBrowsers #Privacy


 
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The latest version of #Chrome doesn't delete Google cookies even when you ask it to delete all cookies:

https://twitter.com/ctavan/status/1044282084020441088

It also does some dodgy stuff with logging people into Google:

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/security-experts-say-chrome-69s-forced-login-feature-violates-user-privacy/

Chrome is made by Google, who make vast amounts of money from invading people's privacy.

The best easy-to-use alternative right now is probably Firefox:

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/

#DeleteChrome #DeleteGoogle #Browsers #Google #WebBrowsers