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Permies and members should check out

Brave Internet Browser (created by a guy who left Firefox,) and the Duck Duck Go Search engine.

You will be amazed at how much hidden tracking gets blocked.  This is a fast browser fighting the theft of our information.

Content Creators can sign up to become Rewards creators and receive financial rewards.  All the content creator has to do is sign up.

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I'll have to check out that Brave browser.  Right now I use Opera with Ghostery addon to eliminate (most) tracking.  I'm familiar with Duck Duck Go, and I use it as a secondary search engine, but my primary is StartPage.
 
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I was using brave, but the threading on my old computer was SLOW. I do recommend it, they have several useful features I really liked. This year I probably will retire my current computer to be a Linux machine for my shop, and I will be switching back to Brave.

For the content side, there are a bunch of articles out there that will give you options. There are no perfect solutions, I am waiting for one that makes me the customer not the product. As of now, I am still on google, but I screw with them. here is one such article.
 
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You don't seem to be able to download brave directly from the website, though. I was directed to the play store,  which I won't use.
 
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Jan White wrote:You don't seem to be able to download brave directly from the website, though. I was directed to the play store,  which I won't use.



Hmm, not sure.

I can direct download from Brave's site.
 
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Scott Foster wrote:

Jan White wrote:You don't seem to be able to download brave directly from the website, though. I was directed to the play store,  which I won't use.



Hmm, not sure.

I can direct download from Brave's site.



Sorry, I should have specified mobile browser. Unless I'm missing it. I've gone in through a few different routes and it always brings me to the same download for Android button, which is not a direct download.
 
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I've been using Duck Duck Go on my tablet.  It's so much faster than chrome.

But it has some issues still so I use it for general browsing.  

I will have to look into this content creator thing.  sounds useful.  
 
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I switched yesterday and had no trouble downloading with a laptop.
So far I like it just fine. Seems very fast. I did have to move my bookmarks by hand, but no big deal.
I have had an issue with it not liking my favorite play poker site. Something to do with java.   But I can still use internet explorer for that site.
 
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For my phone I use Firefox focus. I'm not wild about Mozilla but I like how barebones focus is. No trackers, popups, ads. And it's got a big garbage can on the corner of the screen so you can delete history at any time. No bookmarks which is a little annoying, but I only have a few sites I go to and I put direct links to them on my home screen. And you can download the APK directly from Mozilla.
 
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Jan White wrote:You don't seem to be able to download brave directly from the website, though. I was directed to the play store,  which I won't use.



Where do you download apps? I'm guessing you must know how to set android to "Install unkown apps". If so, you can get brave from uptodown.
 
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r ranson wrote:I've been using Duck Duck Go on my tablet.  It's so much faster than chrome.

But it has some issues still so I use it for general browsing.  

I will have to look into this content creator thing.  sounds useful.  



....

I bounce around too.  I use Firefox, Chrome and now Brave.  I can't log into my Youtube account with Brave, I'm pretty sure that's Youtube trickery.
 
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T Melville wrote:

Jan White wrote:You don't seem to be able to download brave directly from the website, though. I was directed to the play store,  which I won't use.



Where do you download apps? I'm guessing you must know how to set android to "Install unkown apps". If so, you can get brave from uptodown.



I've been using fdroid. I downloaded a bunch of open source stuff to replace all my google apps and didn't really need much after that. I've only just started using my phone for more than texting and very minor web use.

Thanks for the link. Trying out brave now. It's so busy compared to focus :)
 
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Jan White wrote:I've been using fdroid. I downloaded a bunch of open source stuff to replace all my google apps and didn't really need much after that. I've only just started using my phone for more than texting and very minor web use.

Thanks for the link. Trying out brave now. It's so busy compared to focus :)



You're welcome. fdroid is also my first stop, but brave wasn't there. Guess it's not FOSS. I do like to favor FOSS solutions, unless there isn't one, or I've tried it and not liked it.
 
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I use duck duck go, but occasionally I type in a search and can't find a website i'm looking for, so have to switch to google to find it.
 
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You can say what you want about Google but they do a pretty good job finding stuff.

I would also like to recommend Ecosia, a non-profit search engine that uses their income to plant trees and support conservation projects.
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