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cleverdevil
cleverdevil

Don’t. Use. Chrome.

https://twitter.com/JuliaAngwin/status/1088159384725868544

dhe
dhe

@cleverdevil I don’t understand why this is important. Is it really possible to surf with complete anonymity?

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@dhe it matters to me personally very much. It may not matter to you. 🤷🏻‍♂️

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@dhe I don’t believe it’s currently possible to browse the web with “total anonymity,” but I’d like to be as close to that as possible and to use and support products from companies that respect my privacy.

jbwhaley
jbwhaley

@cleverdevil Agreed, Chrome is gross, and getting grosser. I use it exclusively for work stuff, like GSuite apps. Nothing important to me personally gets anywhere near it.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@jbwhaley I currently use a combination of Firefox for work stuff and Safari for personal stuff with the excellent Choosy app to automatically redirect links to open in the right browser.

andrumatt
andrumatt

@cleverdevil On Mac or PC Vivaldi is a good alternative. No mobile option though.

amit
amit

@cleverdevil I have long switched to Firefox. I find it surprising that Chrome has stopped being technically the superior option for some time now and still remains the leader.

Inertia is a bad thing, but I guess there's enough awareness for the browser switch to gain momentum again.

christopherchelpka
christopherchelpka

@cleverdevil Most of the time I use Brave (desktop and mobile.)

ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@cleverdevil I had not heard of Choosy. I'm giving it a test drive.

petebrown
petebrown

@cleverdevil I just switched to using Firefox for all my GSuite stuff on the work laptop, while keeping Safari for personal stuff. I’ll check out Choosey.

bradenslen
bradenslen

@cleverdevil I mostly use Vivaldi, but I do think the Firefox rendering engine needs more users. Thanks for mentioning Choosy. I see their are Choosy clones for Windows (but none for Linux). I may install a browser chooser on Windows and start using both Vivaldi and FF on that computer.

dhe
dhe

@cleverdevil I understand.

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@ReaderJohn it’s great! I talked about how I use it on @twodads in episode two, including some tips.

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cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@petebrown it’s great! Check out episode two of @twodads where I talk about how I use it.