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@Bill Gates I’ll try to keep this in a matter of fact manner, as otherwise the fanboy horde will again accuse me of trolling. > i dont see any problem here. The problem is that, in Firefox, privacy is opt-in while the anti-features are opt-out. Very few people change the default settings, therefore defaults matter. Firefox is being advertised as privacy-respecting, it is deserving of criticism when it isn’t privacy-respecting at all out of the box. > also currently Tor (a modified version of Firefox) is the most private browser out there in the market. I hear that often enough. The truth is that the team behind Tor has to heavily(!) modify Firefox and its settings in order to make it into the Tor browser (and you can’t replicate that in Firefox anyway, as you lack the Tor network). The Tor browser being very private has nothing to do with Firefox’s privacy level. It just means that Firefox can be mofified into something privacy-respecting, and this I don’t deny. I say that its defaults are bad. > you bashing firefox about privacy and using chromium is just weird for me. Why? Some Chromium-based browsers have a better privacy level than Firefox out of the box, notably Ungoogled Chromium, Brave, Bromite. > there is no way you can achieve same level privacy with a chromium based browser. You can achieve a very good privacy level with a Chromium-based browser. It really depends on your choice of browser, your settings, and your extensions. And let me tell you something about the great majority of Firefox’s privacy settings: If you really do enable those, then websites will break inevitably. There are very few privacy settings you can actually set without repercussions, or loss of usability of some sort. > firefox has web-content isolation (fission.autostart) Chromium had that even before Firefox: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/12/08/how-to-enable-strict-site-isolation-mode-in-google-chrome/ > site isolation (privacy.firstparty.isolate) This shit breaks lots and lots of websites and is disabled by default for a reason. For example, many credit card websites and websites using OAuth break with it. One of the settings you can’t safely enable without impairing functionality, at least most people can’t. > antifingerprinting (privacy.resistFingerprinting) You are the least “fingerprintable” if you blend in: Windows 10 Home, default settings Google Chrome, default settings Popular GPU Popular CPU 8 GB RAM Widely used battery capacity 1920×1080 screen resolution There, a fingerprint that will blend in perfectly. Hard to detect. What, you want extensions in your browser? My bad, that will make you fingerprintable, I’m terribly sorry. What I am trying to say is, unless you are the most mainstream guy out of the mainstream, you will be detectable. And no, Firefox does not prevent this. If you have two extensions or so installed and if you have changed some settings, you are already doomed to having a fairly unique fingerprint. Privacy and anonymity are not synonymous in every single case, if you want the latter, blend in, if you want the former, you will no longer
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