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    It seems that every browser tracks user. After all they are free. What browser to choose then?


    .Firefox, built for“privacy and security”
    https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat
    Actually collects data after you hit all “opt-outs” in the settings. Checked about:config settings and there were more.
    Firefox even creates cookies.sqlite again after you deleted everything (or at least you thought so)


    Opera preferences file contains exceptions for something like “facebook” and“double click”. I’m not sure if this can be changed. But Opera is not that bad.


    Pale moon is not fully independent too. Checked about:config settings.


    Not even mentioning Chrome here, because it’s a Google’s zone.



    I know this sounds paranoid, I’m not really interested in this kind of stuff. Which was of course known. But all this raises concerns!

    What’s left for browser that truly just does it’s job?
    Chromium? But it was built by google. Can really trust it, doubts.


    Then nothings left. Is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin View Post
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    Then nothings left. Is it.
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    Nope, I don't use a credit card (they are tracked), cash or rocks instead. I've gone back to pen and parchment paper (For important stuff I use invisible ink). I've also got a good cash deal on double layer tinfoil from the local Super Market have managed to wrap the whole house with it, but it get so hot in the Summer But at least I don't get scam phone calls on my iPhone any more
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    Living in a cave's nice and cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin View Post
    It seems that every browser tracks user. After all they are free. What browser to choose then?
    Check out Firefox Focus. It seems to be what you want, or very near it.

    P.S.: I use it on android, don't know if there is a desktop version.

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    Ever since Firefox teamed up with Google, I have lost a lot of confidence in Firefox. I use it, after scouring about:config and blocking all Google links in the hosts files, but I no longer mention my age.
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    On 2017-09-11, malcolmlewis <malcolmlewis@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
    > But at least I don't get scam phone calls on my iPhone any more


    You have an iPhone . Hopefully you keep it off so it can't track you! Or better still, you've figured out a way to
    remove the battery without leaving a fingerprint? Obviously the only safe way to contact others is by pigeon courier,
    but make sure you use the entire works of Shakespeare as the encryption key!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flymail View Post
    On 2017-09-11, malcolmlewis <malcolmlewis@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
    > But at least I don't get scam phone calls on my iPhone any more


    You have an iPhone . Hopefully you keep it off so it can't track you! Or better still, you've figured out a way to
    remove the battery without leaving a fingerprint? Obviously the only safe way to contact others is by pigeon courier,
    but make sure you use the entire works of Shakespeare as the encryption key!
    Hi
    Yup, all off... except I wonder sometimes as I hear a muffled voice talking to me saying Hey Malcolm....!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Nope, ... cash or rocks instead.
    Careful, I've heard rumours that rocks can be tracked. I think bartering is the way to go.

    ... (For important stuff I use invisible ink) ...
    Has drawbacks. Tried that once, couldn't see what I was writing, think it must have been a wrong formulation or something, dried to the invisible state far too fast.

    ... double layer tinfoil from the local Super Market have managed to wrap the whole house with it, but it get so hot in the Summer ...
    Nah! Just use foil to make a hat with. For whole house protection you're better off with chicken wire, makes a good Faraday cage *and* allows ventilation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockin View Post
    .Firefox, built for“privacy and security”
    https://github.com/amq/firefox-debloat
    Actually collects data after you hit all “opt-outs” in the settings. Checked about:config settings and there were more.
    Firefox even creates cookies.sqlite again after you deleted everything (or at least you thought so)

    Your mileage may vary

    https://github.com/ghacksuserjs/ghacks-user.js
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    Hi
    What about w3m....

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