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Web Browsers

Firefox

Firefox is the only mainstream web browser I would consider using, because it’s the only one that at least pretends it cares about my privacy. I use Firefox with some mandatory add-ons:

My default search engine is DuckDuckGo. It’s privacy-oriented and has some nice features. Bangs are what makes DuckDuckGo so nice to use: they let us search directly on often-searched websites by just prepending exclamation mark and a short (a few letters) name of the resource or website to be searched.

Important Privacy and Security settings I use:

  1. Strict tracking protection.
  2. Always send DNT (Do Not Track) HTTP header.
  3. Automatic removal of cookies when browser is closed, with several exceptions for the pages I trust.

BadWolf, Netsurf

These are simmple web browsers either with JS disabled (BadWolf) or not supported at all (Netsurf). They are perfect for reading small web and online documents, but tend to break tech gigants and buzz-driven corporate websites.

Web is not everything

Gemini protocol is gaining more and more popularity these days. I use Castor and amfora, but there are lots of other clients, for MS Windows too.

This protocol is nice because it’s designed with the goal of not growing into another HTTP-like behemoth. It’s somewhere between Gopher and HTTP. Everyone should at least try it for several days.

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