There has been some discussion on the Forum about on-line privacy, and which browsers and search engines might be better than others. The issue is more complicated than I was aware of but for the average user a simple solution is desirable.
I use a combination of Firefox (browser), DuckDuckGo (search engine) and Privacy Badger (tracking blocker). There has been some criticism of Firefox, with a more positive leaning towards Chrome & Chromium but I struggle to to be convinced.
I contribute to the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, a US charity that fights for online safety - mostly on US issues, as expected - but reporting on wider actions such as the GDPRs - an article at EFF is worth reading from which the following extract:
Other browsers, like Firefox and Safari, baked in privacy protections from third-party cookies in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Neither of those browsers has anything like (Google’s) Privacy Sandbox, which makes them better options if you’d prefer more privacy.
It’s worth reading the whole article to put that into context.
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