«The Internet shouldn't feel so creepy and getting the #privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds».
What Is the business model for #DuckDuckGo?
@emanuele Every time I install a web browser I find myself building a custom profile and installing about 8 add-ons just to make the web actually useable... the world's gone mad! 🙄
@emanuele Don't know if my setup is ideal, but I start with ffprofile.com which seems to eliminate some privacy abuse and annoyance, but I still have to manually change some settings. I prefer blank new pages/tabs, and I reset the search engine options. The profile maker installs some add-ons, but I'm manually adding a couple too: HTTPS Everywhere, Decentraleyes, CanvasBlocker, Privacy Badger, AbblockPlus, uBlock Origin, ClearURLs, BitWarden, and finally, I Don't Care About Cookies.
@emanuele I know lots of people are turning against Firefox... not sure I really want to change yet though. The AdblockPlus add-on might be duplication, but without it I was finding some streaming TV ads were still getting through. I'm also running a RPi DNS sink-hole with Adguard Home...
@mootParadox Thanks for bringing back in my mind ffprofile! Anyway, my list is pretty similar. I don't like HTTPS Everywhere since is obsolete and doesn't work as expected (https://www.reddit.com/r/privacytoolsIO/comments/5qnq6j/time_to_stop_recommending_https_everywhere/)
@emanuele Thanks for the link - I hadn't seen that info before, but wondered how useful it is these days. Sounds like it's not far from retirement too... -> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/04/https-everywhere-now-uses-duckduckgos-smarter-encryption With Let's Encrypt, and others, I'm always a quite surprised on the rare occasions when an HTTP link turns up. 😉
@castrillo thanks for your feedback. I am an happy DuckDuckGo user. MetaGer is nice but afaik it's mostly useful for germans.
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