A Call For a Security-Related Update/Improvement (If Need Be)



  • In many factions of the Internet, people are growing increasingly more concerned about their privacy. Including me. Currently, I am using Vivaldi as my main browser. And, I was wondering if Vivaldi was relatively safe from any intrusive tracking. I ask this because I understand that Vivaldi is based on Chromium, a Google product. And, as you may know, Google has used ads and other trackers to track a users activity. My Question is: Is Vivaldi safe from trackers and other things used to track you from Google? And, if not, will Vivaldi be more security-focused in the future?


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hi, perhaps this is what you are looking for 😃 ? https://vivaldi.com/privacy/browser/ its a bit of a read, but general tldr is "protecting your privacy is a top priority"



  • @Aronand -- Nice... but i still hope you guys will be giving us the option to block HTML5 Canvas Fingerprinting sooner rather than later. Slimjet has had this now for a couple of years.
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  • @BlazeKing252 said in A Call For a Security-Related Update/Improvement (If Need Be):

    I ask this because I understand that Vivaldi is based on Chromium, a Google product.

    You need to understand the difference between Chrome and Chromium...

    One is "a Google product" (based on Chromium) and the other is an open-source browser (with Google backing).



  • @dLeon Yeah, so all the Google-y spyware-type security-risk things people are worried about will be built in to Chrome but not so much in Chromium... and since Chromium is open source people can spot anything nasty and the Vivaldi guys should be able to disable it.

    In other words: Vivaldi should not be secretly phoning information home to Google, so BlazeKing252 can relax.



  • @Aronand thanks for informing me.


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