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Month: August 2020

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Trinity with Wayland?

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:11:04 -0700

On Thursday 20 August 2020 12:56:08 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> Anno domini 2020 Thu, 20 Aug 20:30:58 +0100
>  Janek Stolarek scripsit:
> > > No, certain browsers typically make lots of connections like this:
> > > Chromium, for example, but Vivaldi is worse.
> >
> > Yes, but the key question is *why* are they makling these connections. If
> > they are sending your private data somewhere that of course is be bad.
> > But if they are fetching data actually used to improve privacy? Modern
> > pbrowser provide tracking protection, dangerous site protection, ad
> > blocking - they need to get the data required to get this right from
> > somewhere. So, to me the fact that a browser is making connections to
> > various web servers doesn't really tell me anything about its security or
> > privacy practices.
> >
> > I did try out Icecat. This one is truly for the masochists. If I want a
> > browser where nothing works because of privacy concerns I go with Tor. It
> > was however interesting to try out something new, if only for 10 minutes.
> I use Tor on a daily base. Looks like you visit interesting places on the
> net, if it does not work - Government sites for example. From my point of
> view any connection a program makes to any "service" that I did not ask for
> is not accceptable, what "good" intentions ever. E.g. "Bad site protection"
> in firefox gives your browsing hotory to a private company - that's not
> fair exchange for a mediocre blacklist.
> Nik

Right on, Nik.