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  • Use Brave Web Browser and Make Money for FR!

    "An automatic way to support publishers and content creators. Set a monthly payment and browse normally. The Brave Verified sites you visit will receive your contributions automatically, based on your attention as measured by Brave..."
  • Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US

    02/27/2020 2:16:36 PM PST · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | Feb 25, 2020 | Jon Porter
    Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced. DoH is a new standard that encrypts a part of your internet traffic that’s typically sent over an unencrypted plain text connection, and which could allow others to see what websites you’re visiting, even when your communication with the website itself is encrypted using HTTPS. Mozilla says it is the first browser to support the new standard by default, and will be rolling it out gradually over the coming weeks in order to address any unforeseen issues.Whenever you...
  • Can someone with Tampermonkey userscripts experience help please? (vanity)

    02/25/2020 5:57:14 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 6 replies | 2/25/2020 | self
    I have Tampermonkey installed and enabled, and I use Firefox Quantum. There are some userscripts related to Twitter that I can verify DO work correctly, such as "Dowload Twitter Videos" But the userscript I really want to get working is called "Twitter Filter" Here is some background info. -I used to have greasemonkey scripts working, but they stopped working (possibly about the same time that I installed Tampermonkey?) -So I dis-abled greasemonkey, and only have the Tampermonkey engine enabled at the moment. -There is no way in he11 I want to ever LOGIN to Twitter and use their twitter-supplied...
  • Does Anyone Know About The BRAVE Browser ?

    01/23/2020 9:00:22 AM PST · by knarf · 59 replies
    self ^ | January 23, 2020 | knarf
    It just popped up on my FB page and I now use very crappy (with ads) Chrome
  • DHS says to update firefox now

    01/11/2020 9:01:23 AM PST · by CarolinaReaganFan · 41 replies
    Firefox attacks: Homeland Security urges all users to update browsers immediately in rare warning
  • Firefox will let users delete collected data thanks to California's new privacy law

    01/03/2020 9:04:31 AM PST · by Openurmind · 28 replies
    Cnet ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | Oscar Gonzalez , Laura Hautala
    Mozilla, maker of the Firefox web browser, says it's giving all users more control of their own data. The change is spurred by the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, which went into effect Wednesday. The new data privacy law gives California residents the right to know what personal data tech companies collect. It also enables people to ask companies to delete their data and not sell it. Mozilla said changes it's making under the CCPA will apply to every Firefox user, not just those in California. In a blog post Tuesday, Mozilla said it'll give Firefox users the option...

    09/24/2019 2:36:18 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 179 replies
    Free Republic ^ | September 24, 2019 | CivilWarBrewing
    This is the LAST straw. Matt Drudge's sirens and alarmist headlines promoting President Trump's impeachment is beyond sickening and pathetic! It appears Matt Drudge has now been totally co-opted by the Deep State. If you haven't yet done so, PLEASE REMOVE "" from your web browser's default home page setting. I obviously recommend either '' or '' as your new default home page setting. web site is formatted similar to DrudgeReport and is actually far more informative and detailed. If you are looking for up-to-date headlines of daily news items in bullet-point format, is a great replacement for...
  • How to Disable Video Autoplay in Chrome and Firefox

    08/20/2019 6:47:42 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | Robert Zak
    One of the annoying things correlating with an ever-faster Internet is an increase in the number of websites that deem it okay to autoplay videos (often with sound!) as soon as you land on their homepage. Sometimes the videos quietly tick away in the corner of the screen, other times they’re obnoxiously in your face, but the point is you should be able to control whether you see them or not. Both Chrome and Firefox are pretty liberal with their autoplay policies by default, so you may need to do a little tweaking to disable them. We’ll show you how...
  • Anybody else using Brave browser?

    08/04/2019 11:04:45 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 42 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/2019 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I just downloaded and started using Brave. All I've done is make it the default browser and import bookmarks from Chrome. Are there any other settings I should know about or addons to make it run better? In their addons they recommended Microsoft Edge but since I've never used it before I don't see why I would be using it now. Should I add that on for some reason? I am also using AdGuard 7.0, which I installed before Brave. Is the built in ad blocker for Brave good enough to make AdGuard redundant? I've never had any problems with...
  • Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.

    06/21/2019 3:06:25 PM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 21, 2019
    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. Over a recent week of Web surfing, I peered under the hood of Google Chrome and found it brought along a few thousand friends. Shopping, news and even government sites quietly tagged my browser to let ad and data companies ride shotgun while I clicked around the Web. This was made possible by the Web’s biggest snoop of all: Google. Seen from the inside, its Chrome browser looks a lot like surveillance software. Please follow...
  • WebRTC Leak Vulnerability – SOLVED (For all Browsers)

    04/01/2019 4:31:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Restore Privacy ^ | September 17, 2018 | Sven Taylor
    When discussing online privacy and VPNs, the topic of WebRTC leaks and vulnerabilities often comes up.While the WebRTC issue is often discussed with VPN services, this is in fact a vulnerability with web browsers – Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Brave.So what is WebRTC?WebRTC stands for “Web Real-Time Communication”. This basically allows for voice, video chat, and P2P sharing within the browser (real-time communication) without adding extra browser extensions – further described on Wikipedia here.While this feature may be useful for some users, it poses a threat to anyone using a VPN and seeking to maintain online anonymity.WebRTC Vulnerability The fundamental vulnerability...
  • Beaker: the Decentralized Read-Write Browser

    03/04/2019 7:19:35 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 26 February 2019 | Michael McCallister
    The best future of the internet may be peer-to-peer. The Beaker Browser offers a glimpse. When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, he envisioned a single software package that allowed everyone to create and read pages across the internet. Much has happened in the intervening years, but this idea is starting to come back. Many of the web's founders now realize that they didn't sign up for a web dominated by a few giant corporations relying on collecting massive amounts of data on its users to sell to advertisers. The Beaker Browser project is creating a decentralized peer-to-peer web...
  • screwed with new Altice browser?

    01/05/2019 8:10:31 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 8 replies
    self | 1/5/2019 | self
    While logging into my emails at account, I got surprise. They changed browser to Altice something, page layout completely different. Mail page has Inbox - Drafts - Sent Objects - Spam - Trash - Archive folders. "My Folders" is empty, not showing any of the my private folders, where I saved important emails. Spent 2 hours on the computer with support, only to come up empty, no solution, no private folders. "Bringing up the problem with Optimum engineers." In the past there was a choice of using old format, now nothing. Hope they recover our folders!!!
  • You Can Now Register to Try Out Microsoft’s Chromium Browser (Windows 10)

    12/30/2018 8:42:50 AM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    Softpedia News ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Bogdan Popa
    Microsoft starts accepting beta testers for the new Edge Microsoft is currently working on building a new browser after its EdgeHTML experiment failed, so now the company is transitioning to Chromium for an approach that just can’t go wrong.The software giant has started receiving beta testers for the new browser, as it’s now likely finalizing the preview build due in early 2019.What’s important to know is that registering today doesn’t provide you with a download link, but only adds your name to the list of beta testers that will receive the preview build of the new Microsoft Edge when it...
  • Microsoft and Google working on Chrome for Windows on ARM (What? Intel NOT Inside? Yep)

    11/22/2018 6:37:25 AM PST · by dayglored · 37 replies
    The Verge ^ | Nov 21, 2018 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft and Google engineers appear to be collaborating to support a version of Chrome running on Windows on ARM. 9to5Google has spotted various commits by Microsoft engineers assisting with the development of Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM. The details follow claims by a Qualcomm executive last month that the chip maker was working on an ARM version of Chrome for Windows 10. A native ARM version of Chrome would make a lot of sense for Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Google. Chrome is one of the most popular desktop apps available on Windows 10, and without a native version for ARM...
  • FreeRepublic being labeled as "Deceptive Site"

    11/02/2018 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 61 replies
    Deceptive site ahead Attackers on may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards). Learn more ... I cannot access the forums any more, can only post, hope somebody fixes this, this could be due to an ad ? but I don't think the FR runs ads?
  • Privacy outrage after Google users discover Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private

    04/14/2018 6:32:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Daily Mail Co. UK ^ | 12:55 EDT, 4 April 2018 | Tim Collins
    The discovery was made by New York cybersecurity expert Kelly ShortridgeShe noticed the browser tool was scanning files in a folder on her Windows PCMs Shortridge shared her worries that it was gathering data on social media Google's head of security for Chrome responded that this is not the caseGoogle users are sharing their shock at discovering Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private files on their computers.Chrome Cleanup Tool, a browser component added in 2014 to scan and remove malicious or resource heavy software, is behind the outcry.
  • Looking for a search engine (vanity)

    04/04/2018 10:12:47 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 33 replies
    my addled brain ^ | 4/4/2018 | Me
    Does anyone know of a GOOD search engine? I want to get off of Google for many reasons -- I don't care about tracking since I anonymize but when they stopped linking direct URLs to images that was the last straw. But Yahoo (I know almost as as bad) mostly returns other search engine results -- Google is much better at listing direct results. Alta Vista and Dogpile (am I old?) also disappoint. Thanks for the bazillion suggestions smarter/more experienced FReepers will provide!
  • Browser and search engine team up to help you stay private on the internet

    03/25/2018 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/25/18 | Jim Bray
    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you." I don't know, or care, who said that originally, but in this age of hacking and cyber corruption – and the deep state trying desperately to defeat the forces of light - it's becoming increasingly clear that there appears to be folks out in cyberspace who don't have your best interests in mind. Indeed, you may have heard about how Facebook and Google have been revealed as corrupt data miners more interested in raking in cash and helping their fellow political travellers than in providing the benign...
  • Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

    03/20/2018 2:33:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 107 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 18, 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    Grab some popcorn: Redmond has asked for feedbackMicrosoft’s about to test a new feature of Windows 10 that will force users to employ its Edge browser under some circumstances.Revealed in the announcement of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17623 for Skip Ahead, the change means “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge”.Microsoft’s justification for the change is that Edge is the best, most secure browser on Windows 10.But the change will reportedly override users’ preference for default browser.While that’s naughty in lots of ways and makes Microsoft’s...