Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ripplebunny, Aug 6, 2011.
Hi, I would like to know which browser is the best for privacy? Thank you
A great choice if going by extension usage alone. Sans extensions, not so much. For greater flexibility in what is allowed to store data, blocking content, and other such matters, my personal opinion is Opera.
You could try the JonDoFoX Browser from this link:
The answer is: None. Realistically you have no privacy on the Internet under typical circumstances. Your ISP ultimately knows where you've been surfing.
I'd say with certain extensions, tweaks, and Ixquick as your search engine, Firefox can become the best for privacy. Out of the box, probably Opera.
But really, in the end, wat is right.
Tor, HTTPS-Everywhere, cookies blocked, incognito mode, privacy settings max in firefox.
But why bother?
Ok lets try again,
From the link: http://anonymous-proxy-servers.net/en/jondofox.html
"JonDoFox is a profile for the Mozilla Firefox web browser particularly optimized for anonymous and secure web surfing.
For anonymous surfing you need an IP changer proxy too. We recommended our proxy tool JonDo but you may use other anonymsation services like Tor Onion Router."
Just like with Tor you're relying on some proxy service. As they say on the site the two are interchangeable and it adds a few extra features.
There's going to be a nice big performance hit.
Easy ! Any browser you like from Humpty-Dumpty to Firefox, providing you have Sandboxie or Returnil installed.
How many times that malware come from Opera cache.
Default Firefox bring poison (Google) that track your Network Adapter MAC, your location, and collect all your behavior on the Internet.
Best browser for privacy is Custom Firefox.
Custom Firefox + Tor + Torbutton + Privoxy + NoScript + Adblockplus + RequestPolicy + CookieButton + Keyscrambler
Run that Custom Firefox on small linux on virtual machine
I run sandboxed Tor browser from a shadowed USB stick.
Sandboxie and returnil do not prevent data from being stored on your hard drive. I ran many tests with Sandboxie configured with Eraser and with Returnil. I searched for cartoon characters in Google images with both Returnil and with Sandboxie. Then I ran Recuva. The images were all over the hard drive. The only test that I did where images did not show up was running a portable browser from a USB stick or from inside of a truecrypt container.
For privacy, You could run a sanboxed browser from a USB stick or TrueCrypt container while connected to a VPN.
I didn't think your MAC address was available on the internet unless someone installed some malware?
What is a shadowed USB stick?
I use Shadow Defender and I put both C: partition and USB with portable browser into shadow mode.
Then both programs are flawed, imho.
wat0114 is the only one who gave a proper answer.
use a linux distro and someone else's internet signal if you want to keep your privacy, to an extent..
Firefox with Sandboxie and all the other programs in my signature ! With no other contenders in sight.
Those won't help with privacy. Just security.
A very good point, but the difference between Security and Privacy is so ambiguously integrated that one would need to be a genius to define it. In fact, it is general practice to treat these two subjects as equal.
I would be astonished if the OP actually recognised the minuscule difference between the two terms. More likely he used Privacy as a means of describing Security.
Perhaps this brief summary will help :-
"Security is about stopping the bad guys from stealing your data. Privacy is about controlling the good guys’ handling of your data."
It looks rather impossible to control the "security", integrity and honesty of the good guys to whom you have trusted your data. Hence the discussion so far made in the context of security seems perfectly relevant.
Again well said and very true. My entire theme is security absolute. Poor security = poor privacy and vice-versa.
I suppose you could say :-
Security :- Is the practical application of measures intended to protect a specified objective.
Privacy :- Is the resulting condition or situation arising in direct proportion to the degree of Security measures applied.
Gee Wolfie, the two terms are the same and any discussion trying to separate them is futile.
The issue is an unnecessary side show.
PS - Firefox have two separate boxes in their Options, Security and Privacy. Perhaps we had better ask them to define the difference.
There's xB Browser and OperaTor as well.
Do you think that Ixquick is better than scroogle?
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