Jon is right. When I see discussions about privacy they always focus on if it is violated or not, but the battle is about if privacy can be violated. As Jon says, privacy should be the default.
Society feels like a dystopia these days and it is only becoming worse.
Tonight i have had to DISABLE the Strict site isolation Flag again. Reason = it was the root-cause of the chronic problem of V crashing when refreshing Speed-dial thumbnails. With that Flag once more Disabled, no more crashes..
More info ... https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/195150
Today i have found a website that refuses to load when Canvas Defender is enabled; https://general-insurance.coles.com.au/motor/get-quote?ctype=COMP
The page is happy with each & all of Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere, & uO [including with my enhanced dynamic filtering rules], but each time i re-enable CD the page breaks. Tested in V [latest] SS & Stable, & in Chromium 64.0.3282.140. Whitelisting this site makes it work again, but that's sub-optimal IMO.
To my recollection this is the first site i've used that seems completely incompatible with this extension. Anyone have any ideas why that might be so pls?
@purgatori said in DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials:
I'm interested to hear what other people think about DDG's new/update extension. As someone who already uses---and mostly trusts---DDG for search, the extension they're offering seems like it could be promising replacement for HTTPS everywhere and Privacy Badger for me (I'm always trying, but usually failing, to cut down on the number of extensions I have installed).
I just installed this DuckDuckGo App yesterday on Data Privacy Day !
its actually a good thing to see how many "trackers" are on web sites even the good ones ! Most seem to be google related trackers. I like the grading system too.
It'll probably get even better over time, only 2 days using it here. HTH
No. Firefox is a good capable browser that is serious about privacy. Its the only mainstream browser which tries to obfuscate installed plugins/fonts to deter browser fingerprinting. And it doesn't block adnauseam like most Chrome based browsers.
more behind the scenes stuff, found out about this watching a ThioJoe YouTube video, about chrome/chromium, but it seems to apply to Vivaldi flags also, type in URL; " Vivaldi://net-internals" and there's a ton of info of the browser "behind the scenes" of whats going on. I'm surprised no Vivaldi regulars ever mentioned this.
@sgunhouse said in Is there anything ordinary users can do...?:
You mean besides not using a credit card?
Not an option for everyone. Besides, my credit card is insured against fraud. Most cards are, actually.
And while I strongly advocate using local dealers, I can't buy just any software license there (just to give an example...).
If you [...] use a payment service (PayPal) or cryptocurrency then
... the relevant payment information (login) could just as easily have been skimmed.
If the script was actually hosted on the OnePlus site then nothing V can do about it. If the script was from another site then no browser should be loading it on a secure page and we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Both would probably not have worked in this case, anyway.