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    I use Vivaldi as the main browser and this one from the beginning will not include APIs that compromise privacy, such as FLoC. Other Google APIs, which are in Chromium, are optional and can be disabled in the privacy settings. By far the largest number of extensions are in the Chrome Store, although it is not a problem to install extensions from other sources in Vivaldi. Many extensions, such as ad and tracker blocker, are inbuild as own functions, as well as other functions that make it unnecessary to use many extensions.

    Firefox is certainly a valid alternative, with reasonable privacy, despite the fact that, like other browsers in the US, it is financed by surveillance advertising, that is, it sends user data to Alphabet inc, NEST and other Google advertising companies. And just like Chromium, it contains APIs from Google, which the user cannot easily deactivate. Not even Tor is secure against fingerprinting and surveillance.

    The underlying problem is the very bad and even dangerous habit of the big oligopolies, mainly the United States, of putting the privacy of users at risk for commercial reasons and, until now, among many companies that are active against the practices of surveillance advertising. , Vivaldi is the only browser manufacturer, in the list there is no other in this campaign, not even Mozilla, which is very sad and leaves few options to the user, in view of having little to choose between Blink, Gecko and WebKit, apart of some unstable and compatible exotics. To choose, use a browser that lets the tracking used by web pages pass and / or track the user directly. Among those who do not, there are not many and none are from the United States.

    This is reality, although I know that many will not like it.

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      Firefox … sends user data to Alphabet inc, NEST and other Google advertising companies

      I don’t think this is true. The Mozilla FAQ states that they only use telemetry data for product improvement.

      Also, you’re probably aware of this already, but Vivaldi is not open source.

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        Blacklight analyse Mozilla

        Blacklight detected this website sending user data to Alphabet, the technology conglomerate that encompasses Google and associated companies like Nest. The Silicon Valley giant collects data from twice the number of websites as its closest competitor, Facebook. An Alphabet spokesperson told The Markup that internet users can go here if they want to opt out of the company showing them targeted ads based on their browsing history.

        The site sent information to the following domains google-analytics.com, google.com, googletagmanager.com.

        Company description accurate on Sept. 3, 2020 Read Google’s Privacy Policy

        You like or not, Mozilla make money with surveillance advertising, that is, with the user data. You only can oopt out from Alphabet request it in this same company which already has your data, but you are still tracked by Nest and by Google itself, as they say for “product improvement”, Vivaldi ask the community and the user to do this, voting new features, there is nothing tracking you and selling your data., not even googleanaylytics. That is the difference betwen a US soft and a European soft.

        Vivaldi make money with sponsored links and search engines, which include by default, but which the user can delete without problems if he don’t use or wan’t these. Apart with a little merchandising store. You can sync in the own Vivaldi server, encrypted end to end, Vivaldi itself can’t access to your data, not even can restore data and password, if you lost your password.

        In the beginning also Firefox was centered in the needs of the user, but nowaday it makes decisions in own interests, that is the reason because a lot of users leaved this browser and even the Linux communities pass more and more to Vivaldi, there are already two distros that include Vivaldi as the default browser, FerenOS and Manjaro, others will follow, if Firefox does not return to its roots.

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                I noticed right after replying. However, It’s still important to crumble the ridiculous attempt to stain Mozilla and Firefox.

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              • @[email protected]
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                If you read my comments you will see that I have not said that Firefox passes your data to Google (at least not if you rule out Google, which is the default search engine). But if you need to synchronize your data and also if you download to Firefox from Mozilla, this data does go straight to Google. Firefox is a good and private browser, I myself use it as a second one, but not so much if you need to sync your data, then it is necessary to use your own host and not Mozilla if you want to avoid Google, this is the problem. I am not misleading, because I know that this putting all Chromium in the same drawer is deeply false, it is true that Vivaldi uses Chromium (Blink) as its base, but it is largely de-googled, leaving the rest of the Google APIs as an option for the user in the security and privacy settings. If I disable everything, I can’t even download extensions from the Chrome Store, since it’s not recognized as Chromium Browser, so it’s the only API I have active. It is not a simple Chromium fork with a logo, like others, no data is sent to Google apart from queries about Chromium updates that goes through Vivaldi, where the devs gut it and then make it available in the Vivaldi update itself, neither by the browser nor by the Vivaldi sync server in Iceland, encrypted data where not even the Vivaldi team itself has access (if you lose your password, you lose your data , no recovery possible), no ads and no tracking, surveillance advertising, , like US Browser companies do, isn’t the business model of Vivaldi

                Vivaldi is owned by its employees. And we plan to keep it that way. Having no external investors gives us the freedom to listen to our users and, together with them, build the browser they deserve. Every idea counts and is taken seriously.

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      Vivaldi is a horrible choice imo