Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software

Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.

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@privacytools I use alteenative derivatives of Firefox to avoid further contamination with their "funny" ideas about making money vs. privacy.

@ginsterbusch @privacytools

What firefox alternatives? I've heard folks advocate "waterfox" but know nothing of it

@smithy @ginsterbusch @privacytools

There are lots of browsers, many of which are Mozilla branches. Pale Moon, for instance. Others include:
Basilisk
K-Meleon for Windows
Comodo IceDragon
Iceweasel
GNU IceCat
Tor Browser
Classilla
SeaMonkey

@Limax @smithy @privacytools quite a few of them are not xul-based though, and thus lack the flexibility of the "old" extension framework

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The only one from that list that I use is the Tor browser. Some neat alternative browser are Qutebrowser (Vim-based controls) and Falkon (which is a minimalist browser with built in ad-blocking).

@Limax @smithy @privacytools I am full into Pale Moon. Also got a Seamonkey based fork which in turn tries to be an alternative take on Thunderbird.

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