I've been feeling quite sickened about this since TechCrunch disclosed it the other day, & now also zdnet & others have picked it up. It's deplorable, but my opprobrium is not directed at PM, instead at the French cops & the despicable laws that enabled their fascistic action. Once they decided to target schoolkids striking for meaningful climate action [these kids are heroes!], afaik neither Europol nor the Swiss gov't, thence PM, had any legal discretion to resist.
Using a VPN might have helped, but the browser-fingerprinting bit is worrisome.
Oomans are idjits.
I've been having this problem for a year or so now. I can lose login info (logged in state on a site and a saved password in Vivaldi) for the sync and pretty much every site and cookies for many sites:
if I reboot my PC without quitting Vivaldi
if I press the quit Vivaldi shortcut and wait for all windows to close, but in fact some internal processes keep running and I reboot. These processes can be noticed with htop, for example, but checking if a browser really exited when it closed all its windows is counterintuitive and just a pain in the neck
in half cases when I even make sure there is no running Vivaldi processes and only then reboot
sometimes when I restart Vivaldi without rebooting my PC.
I once reinstalled Vivaldi and deleted my user profile directory, so it was created anew. It helped with the problem and for a few months I could exit Vivaldi in any way and it would never lose any login info or any cookies, but then it all started again. Obviously, deleting my user profile directory forced me to recustomize everything (including a lot of extensions) from scratch so I don't want to repeat this. I don't know any other fixes to this, though.
Again, I lose not only logged in state on various sites but passwords for them too so I'm forced to go and look them up in my own database. Vivaldi always says to me it has no saved passwords.
Overall, it happens pretty often (1 or 2 Vivaldi exits of 3!) which is extremely frustrating because Vivaldi is my everyday browser.
I've been having this problem on Linux Mint 20.1, 20.2, maybe also on 19.3 and 20
@guigirl said in List-base defences inadequate here, maybe dynamic filters [uMatrix] only hope?:
He did after all presumably archive the project so he did not need to keep supporting & developing it
If you ask me, this shows a problem with open-source: When you're reliant on volunteer programmers working for free, you're in trouble when the volunteers burn out.
@skaboy71 said in SSL/TLS security certificate:
Yes. I'm aware of this but ............ it would really be nice to be able to add an IP address or my internal lan subnet and say "ignore ssl issues w these"
If Chromium would adds this as e exception setting, you could get it in Vivaldi. Report it for Chromium core to Chromium bug tracker. Vivaldi can not add this at this time.
Big G absolutely respect everyone not-so-private privacy, & we take your snowflake feeling very-very seriously, so we decided to remove all the oh-so offensive cookies all together...
& replace 'em with sweet-sweet brownies that you absolutely can't say no to! 😉
~ Sincerely, your big brother G ~
@tbgbe I live on the bleeding edge, oops opera, erm brave... sigh, abacus.
Also, btw, that's a rather cheeky little tease coming from someone still using an obsolete DE in an obsolete distro series... 😜
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@pathduck Agreed on all counts.
But there is usually an abuse_at_example.com or contact_at_example.com.
I have personally sent a few complaints to "abuse" emails over the years. I have yet to receive a reply from even one, leaving me to believe all incoming is set to auto-delete then a script is run to empty the deleted emails.
You are correct in saying there is no evidence to suggest "shady business" except the way the page was presented.
I have previously been bitten. Perhaps I am overly cautious.
@pesala said in VIVALDI REPUTATION:
Turning off Caps Lock would be a good start.
Good advice, it falls under "don't be a stereotypical Internet poster". Some other ways to avoid that:
#1: Don't spell the word "you" as "u".
#2: Capitalize the first letter of a sentence. Use commas and periods.
#3: Avoid profanity. Usually when Internet folks use profanity, they're throwing a childish temper-tantrum. Don't be like that.
To be clear, I'm not saying that the OP has done any of that stuff (aside from inappropriately using ALLCAPS). That's just my advice on avoiding being stereotypical.
#4: Don't use excessive punctuation like this!!! Just use one punctuation mark at the end of a sentence.
After years on Firefox, I decided to try Vivaldi. This has been almost enough to to get me to change back.
Not only is it happening regularly, it happens after the download, and the default option is 'cancel.' That means that if you happen to hit enter at the same time the thing pops up, the browser kindly deletes the file you just downloaded.
It's happened to me twice in the last two days with larger files that took a while to download, and in each case it meant that I not only had to redownload the file, but I had to sit there and try to figure out which of the multiple active downloads had just been canceled.
Security has to be balanced with usability, and I don't need Windows UAC on my machine twice.
@guigirl said in Lying if i pretended i didn't snicker.:
@streptococcus said in Lying if i pretended i didn't snicker.:
punycode. ... Mozilla-derived browsers ... are set to display it as well
I presume you allude to network.IDN_show_punycode true?
Of course. It works.