I really like the Librewolf browser and DuckDuckGo search engine and mobile browser. The Iceraven browser on mobile is also quite nice.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
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Hardened GNU IceCat + Searx.
Mull on mobile.
Librewolf has trackers.
Bounced around alot but I’ve found FF with ublock, then recently started self hosting searx. Searx is alright but I still prefer DDG from time to time.
I’ve been using Librewolf on Fedora, Bromite and Vanadium on mobile, and DDG for search but not super happy with that one and am looking for a replacement myself. Might use startpage, idk.
Firefox (with a few “privacy” plugins) on my desktop, Privacy Browser and Firefox on my phone. As for search engines: Qwant, Metager, Mojeek.
I compiled a list of search engines that use their own indexes for organic results: https://seirdy.one/2021/03/10/search-engines-with-own-indexes.html
I’ll probably post a big update to that article at some point that compares if/how some of the listed engines process structured data (RDFa, microdata, JSON-LD, microformats 1/2, open graph metadata, POSH).
I typically use a Searx/SearxNG instance that mixes Google, Bing, and Bing-derivatives (e.g. DDG) with other indexes: Petal, Mojeek, Gigablast, and Qwant (Qwant mixes its own results with Bing’s). Petal, Gigablast, and Mojeek have been quite helpful for discovering new content; however, I wouldn’t use Petal directly due to privacy concerns. Using it through a Searx proxy you trust more seems alright.
If I know a query will give me an instant answer I want to use, I’ll use DDG.
I don’t see Whoogle posted. If you really need/want to use Google search for whatever reason, Whoogle is a great alternative. I’m not sure why it’s not more heavily discussed on places like PrivacyGuides, PrivacyTools, etc.
Mull (browser) and Presearch (search engine).
People should know about
And make informed choices
Anyone using https://metager.org/ ?
I am, on Mobile.
I use google often because it gives me the best results. There, I said it.
startpage has the same results though.
duckduckgo and firefox with arkenfox’s user.js and ublock origin. works really well
Firefox is my brower for years. The latest and ongoing fuckeries from Mozilla make me mad, so I’ll probably switch to Librewolf. I have Chromium-based browser for compatibility reasons (mainly video conferences, Youtube sometimes). I won’t use any Chromium as my main browser because I care about diversity and don’t want an effectivly Google-controlled application.
For search I recommend DuckDuckGo or Brave. Personally I use a recently setup private Searx instance and I’m quite happy with it.
I’m on Librewolf right now, it’s just FF with some settings changed under the hood. It’s okay, nothing you can’t do one a regular FF release.
Why switch? Mozilla has always been dumb and a little bit sketchy, doesn’t mean that FF isn’t awesome
You can just switch to a fork (wich is basically the same as having a custom user.js)
DuckDuckGo is my favourite search engine. And my browser of choice is LibreWolf.
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I wish qwant wouldn’t have so many problems. It could be a really good search engine
Yeah, there was something quirky with lite.qwant.com results that made it unusable
Not only that