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Are there any browsers that don't spy on you?

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posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:39 PM
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So I just had confirmation that Chrome is taking data input on private web pages and sending it back to Google. I was pretty sure that it had been doing this with terms on the Google search page and other Google owned sites, but I didn't know it was taking data input into private sites and sending data back to Google.

So I'm wondering what browser(s) are best to use that don't do this. I've heard that Safari was actually a good browser and I've used Opera and really liked it but I'm not certain about the privacy of those applications.

Has anyone looked into this and have any good information to share?




posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

Duckduckgo, is the one I have heard of.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

I think the days of privacy are coming to an end.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

Yeah,
I think it's called a library.

Really anything online can be hacked. It's just the name of the game.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

Nobody cares how much porn you’ve been watching...

Seriously though when it comes to the internet these days privacy is dead. It’s now sadly part of the price of having such a powerful tool at our fingertips in demand whenever we want, we pay for it with our personal information.

There are ways you can limit it though but I don’t know if any browser that offers 100-% anonymity. I would think such a service wouldn’t have as good functionality and you would have to pay for it the old fashioned way.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 09:56 PM
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Youre not thinking big enough... your ISP spies on you, and so does who knows what else.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:07 PM
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I'm not looking for anonimity. What i'm looking for is a browser that doesn't record the text I write into a text box on a web page. Like a search box on a web page, I don't want whatever data I put in that box being sent back to the browser company.

I would think that there would be browsers that aren't intereted in your data, if that is how they make their $$ then they should charge for the browser instead of scraping data. I think people would pay for that bit of privacy - don't you?

As for the ISP's, i'm well aware. I've known about this since at least 2003 when I learned about the main international fiber lines in NYC and San Francisco all having "splitters"/taps inline where they enter the "main line" buildings. There have been reports of many ISP's having similar setups and IDK if these taps are gov run (like NSA) or if it is for their own private use of the data.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:09 PM
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Your car and tv spy on you

Your phone and GPS tracks movement, they have enough computing power



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:14 PM
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Palemoon


Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!

Pale Moon offers you a browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code a number of years ago, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser's stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

Main features:
-Optimized for modern processors

-Based on our own optimized layout engine (Goanna)
-Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated

-Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development

-Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit

Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
-Support for full themes: total freedom over any element's design

-Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)

-Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing

-Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes

-Support for many Firefox extensions

-Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions

-Extensive and growing support for existing web standards

-Many customization and configuration options


I switched to palemoon a couple years ago after firefox stopped allowing unsigned plugins and haven't looked back.
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posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:21 PM
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I worked with and on network analyzers. Just think of the Internet as like those pneumatic tubes used to send items between buildings. Those capsules can be intercepted and the contents examined. You can also use "wireshark" on Windows and Linux. That's what anyone can see. More advanced systems can reconstruct entire webpages and documents.

With web browsers, some send every address to Google servers to detect malware sites. But ISP's also keep a log of all metadata sent (email addresses, webpage addresses, IP addresses) for every customer. Mobile phone networks keep track of the signal strength of the nearest cellphone towers, so they can triangulate your location. Mobile phones track your GPS
location. In my last job, we had to evaluate GPS receivers. Modern versions weren't much larger than a piece of blue tack along with some ribbon cable and a small circuit board.

You could try Opera, Lynx (a text based web browser). The problem is; the less features a browser has (Javascript, plugins), the less chance it has of working. I tried Waterfox, but found someone hacking into my PC from the Cayman Islands. They actually deleted the entire directory.
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posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:31 PM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
Your car and tv spy on you

Your phone and GPS tracks movement, they have enough computing power


Well that really depends on what devices you use. I don't think my car spies on me like newer ones do and I don't think my TV does either as it is pretty darn old (it is glass tube and not even the flat type - it barely has a remote!).



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:35 PM
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originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
I'm not looking for anonimity. What i'm looking for is a browser that doesn't record the text I write into a text box on a web page. Like a search box on a web page, I don't want whatever data I put in that box being sent back to the browser company.

I would think that there would be browsers that aren't intereted in your data, if that is how they make their $$ then they should charge for the browser instead of scraping data. I think people would pay for that bit of privacy - don't you?

As for the ISP's, i'm well aware. I've known about this since at least 2003 when I learned about the main international fiber lines in NYC and San Francisco all having "splitters"/taps inline where they enter the "main line" buildings. There have been reports of many ISP's having similar setups and IDK if these taps are gov run (like NSA) or if it is for their own private use of the data.


Record your data? Do you own the network, provider, towers? Nothing flies invisible outta your house. Even secure browsers have to transmit.....and as long as they do....they dont' "record" anything....you have to use the system....and its automatically "snatched"", as it travels.....

Nothing's not separated anymore....maybe the military net...and even it is vulnerable. You expect security on your end, and then use 80% of the known net, towers n all?



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:36 PM
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If you use android, you are tracked.
If you use any Google service/app/browser/device, you are tracked.
If you use 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 as your DNS or if your router/ISP/WiFi provider does, then you are tracked.
If the website you are on uses any Google API or Google Analytics then you are tracked.

Above is pretty much the same for anything Microsoft related except it is much broader and encompassing and use 3rd party collection providers.


YOU are data. 99% of the time you are not valuable as a service but the data collected is "used to improve" the service.
In the Chrome browser settings are the advanced settings at the bottom. About 10-11 settings all related to tracking you.
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posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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Tor is best for this i think, it may not be all there is out there but at least it can let you know when scripts try to peek into what you are doing, and also it warns you when you are being tracked by images loaded by the page and other stuff

It meant for anonymous browsing but part of that is that it detects when someone tries to watch you like that

Tor

And you can get it for android phones too



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: DigginFoTroof

My toilet paper is wifi enabled.
There is no escape.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:09 PM
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originally posted by: LostWoods
Youre not thinking big enough... your ISP spies on you, and so does who knows what else.


With the implementation of HTTPS just about everywhere, your ISP can't see exactly what has gone to your browser, but they can see the DNS requests (the web addresses) that you go to.

While some are trying to get every little bit of info about you, others are trying to ensure you have some privacy. Please check out the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

All hope is not lost.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:12 PM
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Brave browser.
It's in its development stages still but was started by the guy who created firefox and _javascript.

It blocks ads and cookies and is super fast. Basically what Brave is aiming to do is decentralize internet advertising using the block chain and crypto.

here is a link that describes it pretty well.

coincodex.com...



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: BoneSay

Tor was developed by the US Navy.
www.nrl.navy.mil...
If you use Tor, the ability to be tracked is there in some capacity if the .gov wants to.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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Literally the only private correspondence left is writing letters.

Until they start opening every letter like prisons, it's all you have left.

When the postal service is eliminated, that's the end game. Browsers will be the least of your problems then.



posted on Nov, 14 2018 @ 11:39 PM
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I know a guy who had a dog named browser and it was always watching everyone. It isn't just the browser, so many of the freeware stuff also tracks us and collects info.



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