Which Browser Is Better For Privacy? (Lifehacker article)

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  1. safeguy

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    Nothing spectacular.
     
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    Nice article, Thanks

     
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    firefox being open source and not hiding.... is there any other?

    Chrome = googles sweet honeypot
    IE =Microsofts sweeter honeypot
     
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    Chromium.

    Safari = rotten apples.
     
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    Nothing personal, safeguy, but I hate articles like that!

    After reviewing browsers, Alan gets to "The Bottom Line: No, Your Browser Doesn’t Make a Huge Difference". But he doesn't go anywhere useful from there. He recommends "privacy-protecting add-ons" and safe browsing. And there's a throwaway about sandboxing.

    But there's not a peep about using VPNs and/or Tor for privacy! Seriously, in 2014? On a site called "Lifehacker"?
     
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    LifeHacker.com is the tech website all your non-geek friends know about and read.
     
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    Re: Which ser Is Better For Privac

    @mirimir

    That's why I started my post with the words "Nothing special". :p
     
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    Re: Which ser Is Better For Privac

    OK, got it :)

    I would have been more sarcastic, but hey ;)
     
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    I didn't remember his name, but I have read those.

    "How Do I Know If My VPN Is Trustworthy?" is a good article, and I've been tempted to cite it. But I don't like "Why You Should Start Using a VPN ...". PIA is the only overlap with what I know. And two of them, TorVPN and TorGuard, step on Tor's name.
     
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