@GNU Linux Sophistication
What are you trying to say here? What narrative are you attempting to create?
What narrative? That Firefox is the browser of the people of course, hence the membership!
You should never forget that without Google making the chromium-engine, what engine would Brave use?
WebKit? The next biggest engine? You know, Blink was forked from WebKit when its dominance was already rising, so if the fork never happened we would likely be using WebKit.
Be thankful to Google. Lol.
They get free commits in return, from other companies who use the Chromium engine. It’s not a one way street.
And, since you were implying that “Mozilla and wef” is a negative thing, then why not apply your same reasoning to “google and wef” ???
Uhm, but I do that? Read my other comments on the subject? Are you new?
No idea why this bothers you, I am not the one saying that we need more than deplatforming, Mozilla is. Perhaps you should talk to them if you don’t like it. You are barking at the wrong tree here.
Tell us who has Mozilla censored exactly?
I am only talking about their attitude / publications on the matter and the possibility of browser level censorship. If you think browser level censorship is impossible, think again.
Why do you comment back to people that say “Firefox is better”… if you are so sure that Brave is better?
That’s an easy one: Because they also reply (spam) under my comments? Why is there one rule for them and one for me, according to you? At least I am saying more than a silly remark like “X is better than Y” which means absolutely nothing.
Why do you spend so much time on Ghacks trying to convince an audience that Brave is better?
Why do you spend so much time writing bullshit about me?
Firefox has a much larger market share than Brave according to this
According to Mozilla, Firefox has 200 million monthly active users. According to Brave Software, Brave has 60 million monthly active users. Brave is growing while Firefox is shrinking though. You act like Firefox is a giant compared to Brave when it actually isn’t according to Mozilla themselves. :D
Also, any kind of measurement based on user agent alone is inaccurate for Brave, because Brave uses Chrome’s user agent for compatibility reasons (user agent sniffing), so would be counted as Google Chrome.
You often say that when a browser like Firefox has less of a market share, then it is irrelevant? But, according to your own logic/reasoning? Brave is irrelevant when compared to Firefox, since Firefox has a larger market share than Brave. Lol.
My reasoning is sound, yours is definitely not. Blink has 80% market share and that’s the technology Brave is based on. Firefox has 3% market share and so does their base technology, Gecko.
You are very dismissive towards anyone who compares the Brave browser to Firefox and says Firefox is better. People understand why you think it is better, better privacy defaults and so on, but to be so disdainful towards people that say they use Firefox or people who say that hardened Firefox or Librewolf are more private browsers, you are only creating a lot of negativity in the comments sections.
As far as I’m concerned, anyone may use what works best for him or her. This is logical and has always been my stance. What you are overlooking though, is the aggressive Firefox advertising that happens especially under my comments. Why should I not address this? When these people presume they can spam my comments, then me telling them they are wrong based on YXZ reason, is only fair. I also don’t believe that Firefox users have an exclusive right to be right(TM).
When I see approaches to privacy protection that I strongly believe don’t work, not only according to me btw, but rather according to several experts in the field, I can and should point this out as well, I think.
If that creates negativity for you perhaps you should learn to cope with the reality that people can have different opinions on things. It’s called tolerance, and no, tolerance does not preclude disagreement. It’s the peaceful acceptance of disagreement.
Google are the ultimate gatekeepers of what a “Chromium-based browser” can do. You should realise that.
You are always talking about real world vs. theoretical blah blah. You know, in the real world, you can create very privacy-respecting versions of both Chromium and Android, Brave, Bromite and GrapheneOS, LineageOS are prime examples. So until you show me that these developers can’t cope with open source code (Google is the author, but it’s still just code you see), your argument remains a scarecrow to me.
I also have no more reason to trust Mozilla’s code than to trust Google’s code, to be honest.
Brave is still not as private as Librewolf or hardened Firefox on desktop, Brave has no feature like this “Privacy.resistFingerprinting.letterbox”
Just because you change some settings does not mean you are private. A good fingerprinting script will check for more than just WebGL and Canvas, and then your setup is revealed to be a very unique combination of settings indeed.
Brave’s FP protections cover the most checked values and they are still much newer than those of Firefox, no idea what you expect at this point.
You should realise that some people choose to use Firefox because of its customizability and non-chromium engine.
OK? Don’t care? How about you respect my choices as well?
Google uses chromium-engine to enforce its dominance on browser markets, Microsoft with EDGE uses chromium-engine too.
Firefox has never taken the high road on any issue and likely never will.
When those two are involved with making the chromium-engine for their proprietary browsers, that makes me never want to use browsers based on chromium-engine.
You can audit the Chromium open source code, otherwise browsers like Brave could not and would not use it. Who wrote the code is inconsequential if you can’t demonstrate an unfixable privacy issue.
Doubtful / No / Yes (don’t care though)
The React Spectrum team tracks browser bugs.
Bug reports can be anything between severe security issue, simple user question, and discussion of new features. Says absolutely nothing, sorry. You can open a bug report for literally any reason.
Not only is Firefox statistically the most secure
I am tired of telling you this: The most used browser will always nominally(!!!!) have more security issues, just because it is logically the prime target of hackers. Firefox nominally has fewer issues because the code is less audited and less used, and less attractive to attack as a result. From independent code analysis we do know that Firefox’s security practices are lackluster though, you also can’t base your security practices and precautions solely on being irrelevant, that’s a folly.
UBO works best on Firefox, UBO minus for chrome lol.
Brave’s adblocker is comparable to what uBO in Firefox does for you. Don’t care about uBO Minus (now uBO Lite) because a native adblocker is already present in Brave.
Brave is still better than Chrome, Edge, Vivaldi, Opera, but as for hardened Firefox or Librewolf? Brave is not as private.
Quick reality check: Most people are using the browser as is, with the defaults, and there Brave beats Firefox by a long shot. If you use a user.js file, you are not fixing the fingerprinting threat and you are heavily reducing the usability of the browser.
Also, stop annoying me with always the same comment please.