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    Home Forums AskWoody support Questions: Browsers and desktop software Internet Explorer and Edge Microsoft Edge the worse private browser

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Study finds Brave to be the most private browser

        … Brave “is by far the most private of the browsers studied” followed by Chrome, Firefox and Safari. ..
        From a privacy perspective Microsoft Edge and Yandex are qualitatively different from the other browsers studied. Both send persistent identifiers than can be used to link requests (and associated IP address/location) to back end servers. Edge also sends the hardware UUID of the device to Microsoft and Yandex similarly transmits a hashed hardware identifier to back end servers. As far as we can tell this behaviour cannot be disabled by users. In addition to the search autocomplete functionality that shares details of web pages visited, both transmit web page information to servers that appear unrelated to search autocomplete.

        https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/25/study-finds-brave-to-be-the-most-private-browser/

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        Ascaris
        AskWoody_MVP

        Chrome ahead of Firefox?

        That’s… interesting.

        Group "L" (KDE Neon User Edition 5.18.4).

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          MrJimPhelps
          AskWoody_MVP

          If you don’t mind Google monitoring everything you do, then I suppose you could say that Chrome is private.

          Group "L" (Linux Mint)
          with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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