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05-13-2019 10:26 AM
Renegade5399
Quote: Originally Posted by epic1337 View Post
i wonder if they'd get hit with another antitrust lawsuit again, they got hit with google search and android prioritizing their own ads, so...
They will. EU won't let that **** fly. Fines will be heavy too since this isn't the first time. Excited to see how it goes down.
05-12-2019 01:25 PM
luisxd
Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
Nothing more than a money grab from Alphabet/Google, killing competition and using their web browser market share dominance. Maybe in next millennium people will finally wake up and stop using that spying bloatware.

well it's not like they're forcing you to use it or the only option available, there are plenty more, i personally like to stay away from chrome.
05-10-2019 01:21 PM
xJumper
Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
Firefox was very slow back then, and Chrome had JUST gotten ScriptSafe, so I finally switched over. I remember thinking ScriptSafe's UI was cleaner and the sub-domain discrimination more effective. I don't know if it's still better, but I had no qualms adjusting because it felt like an upgrade.

Perhaps I should try FF again.
I feel stock FF is pretty bloated now, part of them trying to "compete" with Chrome has them turning the browser into Chrome as much as they can. I like the third party FF "distributions" as I call them, they've come a long way and are pretty polished now. Very slimmed down, not random useless updates every week, more like an ESR security update model; support for many of the XPCOM extensions which are very powerful and allow unlimited customization. Stock FF locked out the old extensions and prides itself on it's new layout, using the old extensions I can make my web browser look anyway I want it including exactly like new FF does.
05-10-2019 03:35 AM
epic1337 i wonder if they'd get hit with another antitrust lawsuit again, they got hit with google search and android prioritizing their own ads, so...
05-10-2019 03:19 AM
randomizer
Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
Seems like it's better than doing nothing at all.

It's not really doing anything at all. You can already block third party cookies in every browser, even IE. On the rare occasion that they're required (usually single sign-on providers) you can whitelist specific hosts.
05-08-2019 11:05 AM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
btw what features found in ScriptSafe make you think it's better than NoScript? I'm genuinely intrigued.
Firefox was very slow back then, and Chrome had JUST gotten ScriptSafe, so I finally switched over. I remember thinking ScriptSafe's UI was cleaner and the sub-domain discrimination more effective. I don't know if it's still better, but I had no qualms adjusting because it felt like an upgrade.

Perhaps I should try FF again.
05-08-2019 10:48 AM
xJumper
Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
That's not a very fair comparison because you can add uBlock and ScriptSafe (the latter of which I consider even better than NoScript after having used both for years) to Chrome for the same functionality.

Though, in the spirit of the thread, I understand your overall point of view. Mozilla doesn't have the same interest as Google, as companies, in certain revenue streams, which are frequently to the detriment of the user.
It might have evened out now but for a long time add-ons like NoScript just weren't supported on Chrome and the likes as I don't think Chrome ever supported XUL/XPCOM extensions which was the only format these add-ons came on for a while. While official FF does not support it anymore there's a few things you can do with the still supported legacy XUL add-ons (NoScript being one of them) that you can't do on stock FF or any HTML web extension browser like Chrome.

Blocking scripts and malware domains is only half the battle though, blocking unique identifiers is the much harder other half. FF has several features from TOR browser accessible in the about:config that you can turn on which will drastically help fight off trackers, none of which is possible in Chrome or Edge.

Anyway I'm not so much crapping on Chrome as I am on Edge. Chrome is what it is, but Edge... LOL.... Excuse of a browser.

btw what features found in ScriptSafe make you think it's better than NoScript? I'm genuinely intrigued.
05-08-2019 07:15 AM
bigjdubb Seems like it's better than doing nothing at all.
05-08-2019 02:04 AM
TK421
Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
Google is an advertising company above all else. I use edge. Better of two evils.

If only edge stayed edge html
05-08-2019 02:00 AM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by xJumper View Post
No way Google's "improved" Chrome would even come close to basic uBlock/NoScript levels of protection.
That's not a very fair comparison because you can add uBlock and ScriptSafe (the latter of which I consider even better than NoScript after having used both for years) to Chrome for the same functionality.

Though, in the spirit of the thread, I understand your overall point of view. Mozilla doesn't have the same interest as Google, as companies, in certain revenue streams, which are frequently to the detriment of the user.
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