@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.
I do not know, but here's my understanding from the blog. The team (Yngve Pettersen) says that: "After November 4th we changed to a login system that did not pass through Cloudflare"
So, though the height of the problem, from Cloudflare's point of view, were from 13 to 18 February; from Vivaldi's point of view the problem goes only until November 4th.
So I read, from what they say. Again: I do not know.
@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.
@ROTFL So I have to have DRM installed even if I don't browse any sites that require it, but there is no independent Security checking allowed - even in a supposedly open-source browser?
Surely, that means that the browser (Chromium) is not open source any more?
@Steffie said in StartPage & IxQuick.:
@purgatori said in StartPage & IxQuick.:
a strong dislike of Google
+10 to that.
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.
Big Data is scary though, with the amount of personal info that can be easily accessed by anyone.
Privacy article---> Remove Your Name From This Creepy ‘Family History’ Site—If You Can
(or clicking the icon on the left of address bar)
to find additional settings - WHY these DON'T show on general settings NO IDEA - please can we have an addtional PRIVACY settings panel or these integrated into the settings panel - thanks.
Also, try tweaking some settings on vivaldi://flags
https everywhere extension, for starters:
Hi Spini [which rude contraction of mine segues to [i]Spiny, which reminds me of Spiny Norman, but depending on your age & comedic preferences you might not understand or appreciate my Monty Python allusion, so probably best i leave it]. BTW my Brandis dig was me just having a go at that clown; i did realise the logical inconsistency.
I also suspect it might be an incompatible Extension, as even though V now works well with a pretty large suite of the Google Chrome Store Extensions, many users frequently report various hassles with various individual Extensions. That said, it would surprise me much if any Extension from that store also buggered Chrome itself &/or Chromium, & only for [apparently] one specific site, but who knows?
The quick & dirty [albeit useful] test would be the usual caper many of us here frequently advise V-newbies, when V does unexpected stuff; close V, copy or rename your profile's Default folder, relaunch V to create a clean virgin Default, then without doing anything else retry that site. If it works, then you know it was an Extension, or otherwise a corrupted Default, to blame, for which in the narrowing down you need to get forensic (i could guide you on that, but it'd depend on your time availability & patience].
Happy to chat offline re VPNs.
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.
Yesterday i began a 3-day free-trial of VyprVPN Pro, & it's performing so well i'll almost certainly adopt this as my new VPN instead of AirVPN. However my point re this thread is that also with this alternative VPN, my V is still NOT leaking my ISP IP address. It thus surprises me that you apparently have the opposite experience.
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.