@pafflick -- yeah, i might be, but it seems to be in my DNA; trust nothing & nobody. On a bad day i don't trust me, either. I fully realise that people fall into different camps on issues like this [hell -- ALL issues], & this is one of those areas where i'm happy to share/offer my opinion but i don't even bother trying to proselytise or win people over to "the cause". If people wanna take a different view for themselves i can respect & honour that. TBH my initial interest in FJ once i first heard of it was purely from the perceived security aspect, but that rapidly became equalled by its unmitigated "geek factor" too.
@komir: Vivaldi never gives ETA's I will say, however, that sync is being internally tested in its most rudimentary form by a number of internal testers now. Once the sync UI is ready for consumption, I expect we will see it in snapshots.
@David_Allen: Absolutely not. Vivaldi does not "phone home" to Google or anyone (It does send two kinds of anonymous usage statistics to Vivaldi if I understand correctly - which version is installed, and what features are activated. Again, anonymous). Cookies and site-tracking, neither of which are done by the browser, are your greatest privacy issues.
I don't particular hate google because without their business model for providing web searches, startpage/lxquick and other search aggregators of the ilk would not provide very relevant search results.
I'm also grateful for googles disruption to the mobile phone market with Android and the flow on effect to the usability Linux.
@dib_ OK, i am not really satisified (like you are not) with the privacy Chromium childrens currently have.
Well, then you have to wait until Vivaldi devs will have copied all Firefox config and privacy features to Vivaldi, that will be in some years.
OK. No time to wait?
You cant send a feature request/bug report to Vivaldi.
How to do a bugreport for Vivaldi:
Please describe as precisely as you can and report the bug at https://vivaldi.com/bugreport/.
You will get a bug confirmation mail and in a reply to this mail you can add more information and files as attachments for the testers and bug tracking team.
Thanks in advance.
Privacy issues are relevant for Vivaldi as i know. But adding more privacy features will consume much power at this time.
Quite possibly it may have been because a few years ago the DNSCrypt list was smaller and OpenDNS (Cisco) log traffic, as many others in the list do.
This is why I pointed out the DNSCrypt resolvers are not all equal.
(I should perhaps add the current short-list to the original post)
Unless your VPN provide the DNS lookups instead of your ISP, your DNS requests will exit the VPN and then continue to the DNS of choice, then return the IP info.
If Your DNS uses DNSSEC, it should send back encrypted data, but if not it will be "in the clear".
DNSCrypt does not provide encryption.
You still have the risk of a MiTM attack beyond the VPN, so a site or DNS could still be spoofed.
Because DNSCrypt use a public key you already have, you can guarantee your lookups are always from where you expected.
Authentication is as important as DNSSEC, but if your VPN is doing its job your privacy should already be taken care of.