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AsenRG

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What is the current situation with browsers and privacy? I'm getting a new laptop (Ubuntu) - what should I install for my browsing needs?
I heard nice things about Brave, for example. Are they warranted? What would be better, if anything (preferably not TOR, though, tried it once and it just felt...unintuitive)?
 

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Brave Browser is highly recommended. Add the ClearURLs and Privacy Badger extensions and you should be good to go.

I love Brave, but it's become a lot more aggressive- so much so that even if I turn shields off (or turn any of the functions off) I can't get some sites that I need to work and have to go back to Chrome :sad:
 

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Firefox won't datamine you, as far as I know. Its protections are middling, so you might want to install a couple of extensions like PrivacyBadger and UBlock Origin.
 

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Firefox is fine. Make sure to install UblockOrigin and PrivacyBadger. Stylus is also helpful to apply CSS styles to a specific web pages and domains.
 

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Thank you, guys. I'll install those, and use Brave. It does have some issues with some downloads, but I think I can resolve them.
And if it starts causing more issues, well, I'm not married to any browser, and I'd already have FF installed:thumbsup:!
 
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