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Re: basilisk-browser


On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 04:53:19PM +0200, basti wrote:
> On 18.10.2018 16:29, Reco wrote:
> > If only Debian project did something about Firefox privacy settings.
> > Let's face it - Mozilla are hypocrites. They loudly 'care about users'
> > privacy', but then force their 'opt-out telemetry' on you.
> > Debian's Firefox build disables some of the offending settings by
> > default, but not all of them.
> > At least at Google they are honest enough to say - 'we will spy on you
> > and we do not give a f*** about your option'.
> Perhaps Waterfox find the way into re repo.
> (https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=885405)
> Waterfox differs from Firefox in a number of ways by:
>     Disabling Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
>     Disabling Web Runtime
>     Removing Adobe DRM
>     Removing Pocket
>     Removing Telemetry
>     Removing data collection
>     Removing startup profiling
>     Allowing running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
>     Allowing running of unsigned extensions
>     Removing of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
>     Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
>     Defaulting to Bing as the search engine instead of Ecosia, Google or
> Yahoo![7]
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfox)

Too low aim, IMO. And how exactly M$ services are better for privacy
than Google's is anyone's guess.
Tor Browser (friendly upstream included) looking better here, especially
in the light of the fact that Tor Project builds Tor Browser for Debian