The ultimate guide to staying anonymous and protecting your privacy online

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    People are still recommending Iron? I thought it was a fraud?
     
  3. mirimir

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    It's basic stuff, but at least they mention Tor, VMs and VPNs. But for Tor, they only mention TBB, and not Tails or Whonix.
     
  4. Taliscicero

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    Iron is better then Chrome, Chromium is better then either. Firefox is the dark horse and Internet Explorer is the standard browser.
     
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    Does it even do anything other than disabling some settings by default? I can do the same thing in any other Chromium-based web browsers, including Chrome itself.
     
  6. Taliscicero

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    Chromium is Google Chrome before Google modifies Chromium to include its own "things", Iron is just Chromium for people who don't know how to download and use the Chromium build system.
     
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    I know.

    And that's what I also think. I was right about Iron all this time it seems.
     
  8. caspian

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    Does Chrome phone home to Google?

    How does Comodo Dragon compare to Iron?
     
  9. Taliscicero

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    Don't trust dragon or chrome. Comodo has always been shady and is an american company, same with Google and any closed source american program is suspect.
     
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    I have wondered about Comodo. I just tried to uninstall their anitivirus and it left all kinds of stuff. I had to go into program files and delete a folder. Who knows what else is left? I don't know where to look. The reason I tried it is because AVG free kept bugging me to upgrade and all of these popups and stuff gave me the creeps. I am trying Avira free now ad it seems much better so far.

    But in your opinion Iron is okay?
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    Comodo was actually founded here in england in bradford yorkshire and relocated to the USA.And to say that comodo or any other american company for that matter are shady purely based on country of origin is quite ridiculous.
     
  12. Taliscicero

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    I say it based on their reputation. You may not know but a while back AV-Comparatives posted a test result showing them in the detection ratio of around 70-80% which Comodo did not like, and tried everything in their power to "Stop" being released, using all the dirty tactics in the book. When AV-Comparatives published the results anyway the CEO of Comodo was "Incredibly" child'ish and posted some amazingly worded attacks at everyone claiming conspiracies and everything to try and get people to not believe the results were real, basically they are shady. American/UK companies and shady from the start, I like in the UK, I would know. Also please don't start a rant with me about comodo here, I don't care.
     
  13. mirimir

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    I'm not going to argue with that ;)

    But where aren't companies shady? Canada? Denmark? Germany? Sweden?

    Maybe the key question is where can companies not be shady?

    I doubt that there is such a physical place :(
     
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