New Iron-Version: 10.0.650.0 Stable for Linux

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  1. malexous

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    Thanks for the info, I wonder how many people use the Iron Browser?
    More privacy is always a plus!
     
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    Thanks. I use iron :)
     
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    What's the advantage of this over the Chromium provided by the official Ubuntu repository?
     
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    None.
     
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    That's what I thought.
     
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    No, because Iron is based on Chromium too, which doesn't include those features added by Google. The sole exceptions are the built-in adblocker and user-agent switcher.
     
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    "The Client ID of the browser is wiped out."

    How would you manage to do that in Chromium?
     
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    Can someone please explain how Iron's adblocker works? I know that it requires an adblock(?).ini file and that Fanboy maintains such a list. My main question is whether it blocks download of specified content or just its display.
     
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    Doesn't really answer your question but I'm using ABP fine on Chromium 11, no need for a whole other browser.
     
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    Even if you use Iron or Chromium, you are vulnerable if you use them with Tor, i.e. without Torbutton which seems to be a Firefox only plugin.

    I briefly connected Iron to http_proxy with a socks5 proxy, using Tor (only checked ip web site), and when I talked to the Tor folks over the IR chat channel inquiring about the ttdnsd DNS deamon, they advised never to use Tor without Firefox instrumented with Torbutton in order to be safe. The ttdnsd deamon is still being tested and revised before release.

    I am not sure if there is a plugin that integrates Torbutton with Chromium (and/or Chrome), but there may well be, in which case it would be wise to use with each of these browsers when using Tor lest your privacy be compromised, especially if there is integration with Tor/Torbutton mandating the use of the Exit node's DNS server to avoid user ISP DNS leaks.

    -- Tom
     
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