Article: Private web browsers

Decentralized Internet

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By switching to one of these privacy-focused browsers, you can fight back against Big Tech data harvesting by blocking ads and trackers. Not only does this protect your privacy but it often gives you a much faster and smoother user experience.

Check out the list of private web browsers below and be sure to encourage others to use them too.

  • Brave
  • Firefox
  • Vivaldi
  • Tor Browser
  • Pale Moon
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Beaker Browser

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Article: Brave reveals why it is disabling Google’s FLoC in the browser

Censorship, Software

Brave reveals why it is disabling Google’s FLoC in the browser

Brave focuses on three aspects of FLoC that it believes make the Web head in the wrong direction:

  • Sites are informed about browsing habits, even if users never visited them — this is a very strong argument, considering that sites did not know anything about a user if that user never visited the site; this is especially true for users who disable third-party cookies in their browsers, and use other protective means. For the average user, FLoC will still reveal more about their interests than before.
  • FLoC adds a strong identifier for fingerprinting — FLoC’s cohorts are made up of thousands of users, but that is a tiny group when it comes to fingerprinting. Coupled with other fingerprinting techniques, it could pave the way for improving fingerprinting accuracy.
  • Google should not be the one determining what is sensitive and what is not — Google wants to exclude sensitive categories, such as race, religion, sexual orientation, and others from being used by FLoC, to avoid creating cohorts made up of these groups. To exclude these, Google somehow needs to know about these, as it would not be able to make the determination otherwise.

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