@greybeard It tends to amaze me how badly some people seem to misunderstand this concept. Mind you, i honestly feel that browser marketers don't do the cause any good by choosing wilfully ambiguous names like "Private" or "Incognito" mode ... for the type of user disinclined to actually read fine-print nor otherwise investigate for themselves, such ambiguity is dangerous.
Iirc in V over the years the forum has seen many discussions on just this point.
@Dr-Flay, of course a page has all the data that cookies, fingerprint and others can provide
This forum knows what OS you are using, your IP, the country you live in and other things, apart from the data that you provide with your registration and publications.
But the question is not this to be considered private, but the treatment they give to this data, if they track your activities on the network, such as Google, FB, Amazon and others, who read your mail like Google, who sell this data to third parties , as do those mentioned and others
Nothing to do with the anonymized data and statistics that Vivaldi collects, this affects privacy as little as the town hall guy on the roadside counting the cars that pass by, this also does not affect the privacy of the drivers, regardless of how long the results are kept to compile the statistics.
@runboy93 SearX, using the Swiss instance https://searx.fmac.xyz, POST, & configured to use multiple engines including gargle if you want, is a better option.
Using the native functionality requires locking down the site permissions more, as described in the post above (only do it with Vivaldi not Chrome).
You can also change the settings only for the site you are on by clicking on the padlock icon in the URL bar and selecting the site settings option.
Most browsers include the ability to block popups, but they can't block them all automatically or you block things like login popups.
However You can put the browser in lock-down mode by setting all the defaults to deny, and then only allow functionality in sites you trust.
It breaks many sites and is a pain to unlock everything for all the sites you use but you won't get any popups.
Depending on where the popups are served from the domain based blocking may not work.
If the popups are generated on the same domain you need those advanced blocking methods.
As for android apps for blocking, I recommend using ones that let you also change the DNS and use the blocklists as HOST files.
https://blokada.org is a good option
@sgunhouse It was, you are utterly correct. i was torn with indecision before. I really wanted to make the quotation accurate, but my inner grammar-fascist struggled with the concept of providing an ungrammatical post.
Cultural truth vs grammatical purity ... eeeek ... someone needs to build a ginormous planetary pooter to solve this conundrum.
@Catweazle Yet few seem to be complaining.
It is business as usual but US, UK and Chinese governments seem to be more and more dependent on Facial Recognition. Just lazy policing to me as well as friends of the government getting cushy contracts for tech that is proven to be flawed.
Wow old post.
BTW. DNSCrypt 2 now does indeed have builds for routers and Raspberry Pi etc.
My point about the AV wasn't explained properly really, as it relates to some users believing they can go without an AV if they use a DNS that blocks malware domains and IPs.
I should have pointed out blocking the end points is no protection against malware itself, only the places malware is known to come from or talk to.
Hence a multi-layered approach is needed.
Something else I could have notes relating to blocklists.
The big difference between local block lists and remote, is that you get to add or remove any entries you disagree with, or for some reason need to override.
AV blocklists are generally like a filtered DNS, and to bypass an entry requires submitting a ticket for the entry to be re-evaluated.
That is apart from the in-browser blocking any AV add via an extension.
These tend to just pull down a regular adblock type list which you can edit if you find the folder.
Good places to find malware focused blocklists:
and a couple by Disconnect for their free level service.
@Catweazle that was the point i made but I gave Avira as an example because that is the one I use with Android.
Yes Bitdefender will do the same as will most full AV if you go into the settings and make sure scheduled scans is off.
@Pathduck said in Re: Vivaldi Blocker effectiveness in "Mail":
Maybe it's just something done by their mailing list software or service that they have little control over.
I suspect so as I have yet to run into a Mailing List service that does not track recipients (Mailchimp for instance) usually for their own statistics.
Do you trust the sender or not?
As you say... I trust the sender (Vivaldi) or in most cases, not.