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Do Chromium Based Browser Privacy Issues?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi guys!

    Do Chromium-based browsers have the same privacy issues as Chrome? Aka one company keeping all your info?
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    What privacy issues?
  3. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I saw that, but you didn't really elaborate.
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  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Many people that are concerned with privacy issues avoid using Google products.

    I suggest you use Firefox as it appears to care very much about privacy issues.
    BassMan likes this.
  6. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Yea, but do not use any plugin. Plugins harms the privacy.
  7. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    What are these privacy issues?

    No, they don't. There are some plugins like that Java one that have security issues, but most of them are fine.
  8. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Any extra code that you attach, gives an additional chance at security issues. Especially if you install an addon that the developer is no longer actively supporting, you might end up with issues that aren't even known until something goes wrong.

    On the other hand, they are just so useful, so people use them anyway.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
  9. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I find firefox slow, just looking for a fast alternative...

    I just feel like I am helping kill freedom by giving in.

    So Chromium based browsers don't collect and send info to Google.
  10. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    When was the last time you tried it? It's very fast now IMHO.
  11. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    He said privacy; privacy and security are different things.
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  12. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Fair enough.

    I still don't understand what these privacy issues are, though.
  13. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    There's no elaboration needed here; someone having your entire browsing history === you not having privacy.

    Disclaimer, I do not agree that this is an issue. I use google, chrome, android.
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  14. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    That's the elaboration I needed. He didn't say what info, he just said info. Thanks! :)

    Same here, then.
  15. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    That's why I'm thinking of migrating all my mail from Gmail to Outlook.
  16. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter what browser your using or any added security feature you may use , if the powers that be in your country want to know anything about you they have access at the drop of a hat... But 99.9% of law abiding people need not worry, ever.. eMails or sites visited are ALL kept in logs by your ISP... Well here in the UK that is the law , cant speak for other countries...

    And as far as I am aware all browsers use cookies , those cookies report back where and when you were looking at what & when...

    Suggestion :
    Go for a browser you feel comfortable with or maybe 2 or 3 of them... each have a different niche ..

    I use Comodo Dragon , Torche both Chrome based & Comodo Ice Dragon Firefox based..

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