That what i actually meantvto say with your “they are no in-between” for either privacy or compatibility/usueability.
Firefox isn’t going for privacy.
I wanted to point out that those things weren’t an Issue for them.
If your main software philosophy is privacy, then this would be an actual security issue.
But since Firefox isn’t considering that, their main philosophy isn’t privacy.
@zimbodel This isn’t a bug, you either get something already prepared (Like the TOR browser which aim for privacy only) or, you customise it yourself from a “classical browser base”. That why custom configs, custom settings and extensions are suggested on the privacytools.io page. Don’t expect Firefox themselves to “fix this issue”. This is voluntary.
And now, for something completly different.
There is no in-between […] except for marketing propaganda. IMO.
I agree, however, we strive for working ways on passing those issues.
For example, new experimental ways of poisoning or protecting those privacy issues can be limited trough virtualization, like for example how QubeOS does for each of its app containers.
One project i was following for quite while was Sushi-browser, which was mostly a swiss-knife browser. It had different iterations, from beginning as taking Muon (Electron fork that was developed by the Brave Browser team) as a base, than they’ve switched to Chromium.
So, instead of completly porting it to chromium, it developed a way to contain a classic chromium browser, to the Sushi Interface.
There are ways to make it better, of course, but i wanted to present you an experimental method in which this could be done.
But, it’s legal for the Goose to stalk, illegal for the gander.
Playing the devil’s advocate here, but some part of it making it legal is that they manage to make people give up their privacy, either just trought privacy terms that users doesn’t care for themselves, or worse, to actually change their mind at wanting to give up their privacy.
Thankfully, we are on a privacy focused forum. We have decided to not fail to protect our privacy from them.