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08-11-2019 09:39 PM
ActionJackson
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Originally Posted by Snyper708 View Post
It's funny how some people think a new browser will make their internet use "private".

If I was the NSA and wanted to find subversives, it's just the sort of thing I'd offer.
They would fall for it immediately.
How to you know that SB isn't the NSA?

But seriously, the NSA knows anything it wants to know about you, me, your mom, and your uncle's dog. The 4th Amendment is a mirage!
08-11-2019 09:38 PM
ActionJackson
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lagnar View Post
Here's what wikipedia has to say:



Here's a review on Brave from March of this year:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/4/18...ement-chromium

Dissenter is a fork of Brave.

So I just installed Dissenter. It asked to import bookmarks from the "Old version" which turns out was Brave. It looks just like Brave with the same setup tab, ad blocking, cookies, scripts, etc.

I'm going to check it out. Thanks!

====

Okay, it's just like Brave except it allows you to comment on any website if you first create an account with Dissenter and log in. Not sure I want to comment on a bunch of websites but I'll use it for a while and see if I like it.

Very fast, just like Brave.

====

Went to Gateway Pundit with Dissenter. Bunch of ads down the right side. None with Brave.

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Edit 7/19

I removed Dissenter. No advantage over Brave for me at least. Somehow it managed to turn on javascript blocking which disabled the SB toolbar for posting. Took me a while to find the problem.
Thanks for this post. I've been having issues downloading pictures and other data to SB. Also, I used to open links directly from my email but Dissenter doesn't allow me to open links directly. I have to open a private window no matter what the link is. This is bothersome so I may give Brave a try.
08-01-2019 12:12 PM
bonegunner I downloaded Brave browser, and it seems to load pages much faster than Opera.

So far so good, time will tell how it plays with websites I had problems with
using opera.
08-01-2019 11:21 AM
bonegunner I have been using Opera which also is based on Chrome, for several years.

One thing I have noticed is, it does not play well with some websites.

As an example, I was trying to used United Airlines flight tracker yesterday.

I got a notice my browser was not supported, and it recommended Chrome,
Firefox, or Safari.

Used to get same notice from Kroger website too.
08-01-2019 11:12 AM
bonegunner
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Originally Posted by ClovisMan View Post
Ping me when GAB has an iPhone app then I can consider switching.
Get rid of iphone when you are forced by crapple to upgrade due to technical obsolecence, I did.

I love my android phone.
07-22-2019 10:02 PM
Snyper708 It's funny how some people think a new browser will make their internet use "private".

If I was the NSA and wanted to find subversives, it's just the sort of thing I'd offer.
They would fall for it immediately.
07-18-2019 08:37 PM
Lagnar
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Originally Posted by ActionJackson View Post
I believe it may be an offshoot of Brave which (if I'm not mistaken) is an offshoot of Chrome. Chrome, of course, is a Google product but it's highly intrusive and cares not about our privacy. I believe Brave and Dissenter have taken the Chrome concept but modified it for personal security. I wish I knew more about the inner workings.
Here's what wikipedia has to say:

Quote:
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. The browser blocks ads and website trackers.
Here's a review on Brave from March of this year:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/4/18...ement-chromium

Dissenter is a fork of Brave.

So I just installed Dissenter. It asked to import bookmarks from the "Old version" which turns out was Brave. It looks just like Brave with the same setup tab, ad blocking, cookies, scripts, etc.

I'm going to check it out. Thanks!

====

Okay, it's just like Brave except it allows you to comment on any website if you first create an account with Dissenter and log in. Not sure I want to comment on a bunch of websites but I'll use it for a while and see if I like it.

Very fast, just like Brave.

====

Went to Gateway Pundit with Dissenter. Bunch of ads down the right side. None with Brave.

===
Edit 7/19

I removed Dissenter. No advantage over Brave for me at least. Somehow it managed to turn on javascript blocking which disabled the SB toolbar for posting. Took me a while to find the problem.
07-17-2019 10:00 PM
ralfy
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Originally Posted by ActionJackson View Post
Interesting! It really does look like Firefox and Google own the open-source browser market. Firefox just turned on their followers and Chromium was created by Google. What other choices do we have?
I'm not an expert on this, so whatever I say is based on experience and might be wrong or updated.

Since some browsers are open-source, then people can strip off privacy measures and create "forks" or new browsers. That includes Gab, which is based on Brave, which is based on Chromium. There are others to choose from, like Iridium, with the Gab extension added manually.

I think telemetry (non-personal data gathered for various purposes) takes place two ways: through customer experience, etc., and if the software needs updating. The first can be removed through the options page or through software and tweaking, but the second can lead to problems if users forget to update (which happens to novices). At best, it can lead to malfunctioning software or disabled functions. At worse, it can lead to malware intrusion.

Given that, I suppose users have to determine what they want and want to give up.

If they want only text-based browsing or something with only basic features, then forks of older browsers will do. These include "hardened" versions of old versions like Firefox 38.

If they want to view videos but are willing to have slower browsing or don't need particular extensions, then they can use forks like Waterfox.

If they want faster browsing and need some newer extensions, then they can try Waterfox alpha or Iridium, Brave, etc. There are also usually ways to disable some or all auto-updates, use whatever browser one wants and just add extensions like Gab, etc. In short, a balance of privacy/security and convenience, as well as safety if one forget to check and update manually.

They can also use no private information or fake them (like date of birth) in various social network and other accounts.

Finally, for those with more powerful machines, more storage space, etc., they can install different browsers (e.g., Iridium, Gab, or Brave, Chrome with telemetry stripped off, Waterfox, Waterfox Alpha, Firefox with telemetry stripped off, Tor) and then use any of them based on what they need or want to do.
07-17-2019 07:23 AM
ActionJackson
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Originally Posted by ralfy View Post
Also, check out this link of browsers, comparisons, resources, etc:

https://chromium.woolyss.com/#browsers
Interesting! It really does look like Firefox and Google own the open-source browser market. Firefox just turned on their followers and Chromium was created by Google. What other choices do we have?
07-16-2019 12:15 PM
ralfy Also, check out this link of browsers, comparisons, resources, etc:

https://chromium.woolyss.com/#browsers
07-15-2019 06:52 PM
TraderBob
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Originally Posted by A_SonofLiberty View Post
Considering who owns those plug ins, is that really a good thing?
Yep, because most of the plugins are made by 3rd parties
07-15-2019 03:31 PM
A_SonofLiberty
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Originally Posted by TraderBob View Post
Yep, and all chrome plugins work with it
Considering who owns those plug ins, is that really a good thing?
07-14-2019 07:39 PM
TraderBob
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Originally Posted by KLF View Post
I guess Brave is based on Chromium, like Chrome is. Chromium is the open source base without google specific stuff that the chrome has.
Yep, and all chrome plugins work with it
07-14-2019 06:16 PM
KoolAde2 I have my Computer a LapTop set up in a small closet and run wires to a Monitor and Keyboard outside. My LapTop camera looks at a Gray Wall, thinking of Hanging a Picture of Freedom for it look at.
07-14-2019 05:41 PM
ActionJackson Dissenter just tried to access my camera -- ESET Smart Security blocked it and reported it to me. Not good! But I do love ESET. It's been a very good security system for the many years I've used it.

I have tape over my camera anyway so there isn't much these big tech companies can do to spy on me and my home via my computer cameras.
07-09-2019 07:32 PM
Senex
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Originally Posted by ActionJackson View Post
Gab (Twitter's number one competitor and free-speech advocate) just created and launched a new browser called "Dissenter." I am currently using it and it works wonderfully so far. I quit Twitter a long time ago and went to Gab. I also use Minds and BitChute instead of any Google products like YouTube. For anyone fed up with the anti-free-speech, big-tech companies like Google, Firefox, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I suggest looking for freedom-loving alternatives. I, for one, will no longer feed the beast with my time, attention, or money.

https://dissenter.com/download
Will do me no good for now, as it's not for XP Pro, but I have bookmarked it. When I install MX Linux on my secondary HDD, I'll give it a try.
07-05-2019 09:43 AM
ClovisMan Ping me when GAB has an iPhone app then I can consider switching.
07-05-2019 06:58 AM
ActionJackson
Quote:
Originally Posted by A_SonofLiberty View Post
I agree with you, BUT Dissenter seems to be strongly intertwined with chrome and google. When I wanted to get an adblocker, my only option was to go through their "webstore" which was chock full of chrome and google products. So, I immediately deleted it.
With Google and Firefox cornering the market I'm not too sure where to go from here. I liked this post: https://www.survivalistboards.com/sh...06&postcount=4

I guess "Chromium" isn't the same as "Chrome." But, like you, I had to buy my uBlock program from the Chrome store. However, knowing Gab as I do, I'm pretty certain that they've developed walls that will keep the snooping eyes of Google out of our business but I can't say that with any amount of certainty.
07-04-2019 03:15 PM
A_SonofLiberty
Quote:
Originally Posted by ActionJackson View Post
Gab (Twitter's number one competitor and free-speech advocate) just created and launched a new browser called "Dissenter." I am currently using it and it works wonderfully so far. I quit Twitter a long time ago and went to Gab. I also use Minds and BitChute instead of any Google products like YouTube. For anyone fed up with the anti-free-speech, big-tech companies like Google, Firefox, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I suggest looking for freedom-loving alternatives. I, for one, will no longer feed the beast with my time, attention, or money.

https://dissenter.com/download
I agree with you, BUT Dissenter seems to be strongly intertwined with chrome and google. When I wanted to get an adblocker, my only option was to go through their "webstore" which was chock full of chrome and google products. So, I immediately deleted it.
07-04-2019 03:12 PM
A_SonofLiberty It seems even more enmeshed with google and chrome than even brave. I want a browser that uses neither, Something like Firefox used to be before they sold out
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