Table of Contents
- The Google Chrome and the Chromium Project
- Do Virtual Private Networks (VPN) help keep your Conservative web browsing more private?
- Brave Browser
- Google Chrome
- The Edge Browser
- Lynx text distro browsers
- A Shocker! Here is what I do for web browser privacy.
- Table: Minimalistic text web browsers
- Chipped again! Say goodbye to web browser privacy!
- Possible workarounds for web browser freedom from personal downloads
Today’s Conservatives need a web browser that guarantees them privacy; unfortunately, none can. Nevertheless, Web browser developers play “word salad” games with clients by saying: they don’t spy on them.
While technically accurate, I am here to help you see through their misleading claims and hopefully point you toward a privacy solution. Although I don’t have a total solution, no one does; I can help you limit the amount of personal data you put out.
One thing is for sure: a single web browser code source is quietly downloading your data. And it finds its way into all web browsers, regardless of the brand name.
I want to alert you to an unavoidable security breach in your browser. And guide a few brave geeks to the minimal web browsers where they at least have a chance of web browsing privately.
The Google Chrome and the Chromium Project
Google Chrome is the most used browser in the world. It’s a terrific web browser that deserves the title of the best browser. Moreover, its code base is available free under an “open source” licensing agreement.
However, there is a catch!
Sure other web browsers add their own “special sauce,” but no third-party web browsers can avoid being a home base where Google automatically initiates calls to track you and download your personal data.
Claims of not selling your data are misleading.
Only Google Chrome can NOT claim they don’t sell your data. The others don’t sell your data; instead, they allow the Google Chromium Project to do it for them.
To be clear, in the end, Google ends up with your data and sells it, regardless of which browser you use. The truth is they sell your data because they all receive regular Google payments.
If you doubt me, think about it. How could a web development organization fund itself by giving away free web browser downloads?
Do Virtual Private Networks (VPN) help keep your Conservative web browsing more private?
While the security concept of a VPN is sound, there are problems. Ask yourself, who are you entrusting to all of your information? Could your information ever land in the wrong hands?
Of course, the answer is “yes.” And, I submit that a VPN vendor is an ideal info source for those wanting to persecute Conservatives because they contain so much information about so many people. All who don’t want others to know what they are doing. VPNs are a prime target for Marxists who want to punish their political opposition.
What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
A VPN is a proxy router to hide behind so that spies don’t know where a connection is coming from. Thousands of customers’ computers access its main Internet address using encryption, then their router makes the connection for you. So people can’t tell who is connecting.
A “juicy” target for the Cancel Culture?
Thousands of users paying money to hide their identities, what could go wrong? Would any government agency be interested in obtaining their client database?
Web Browser Reviews
Common sense tells you that web browser developers must earn money somehow. The “dirty little secret” is that they all have embedded Google Chromium code, allowing Google to track and download your data.
They use a misleading marketing claim that they don’t download your data when the truth is they allow the embedded Google Chromium open source code to do the downloading direct to Google.
What is remarkable is that web browsers are so fast and sneaky, even when lugging around cookies and downloading your data.
The darling of new browsers, many people now realize that Brave Browser does nothing that Google Chrome doesn’t or can’t. That’s because it’s built on the Chromium open source code base.
However, the Brave web browser does pay you cryptocurrency just for browsing. But, you’ll need to browse for a few years before earning enough for a pizza. And so, while forward-thinking, not ready for prime time until it figures out how to pay more.
Stepping back and looking at the Brave Browser’s marketing, they try hard to distinguish their product from Google’s Chrome browser. And maybe one day, they will succeed when they write a proprietary codebase and sell your data independent from Google.
The Brave Search Engine
Being politically conservative, I like the Brave Search engine because it doesn’t rank websites according to political belief. At least, not yet.
But it will eventually because, after all, the Brave web browser is a Google Chromium open-source project.
Why would you ever leave such a stable, privacy web browser? Because it’s a non-privacy web browser with massive RAM requirements. So much so that my tiny computer Microsoft Defender, and Grammarly lock up for lack of RAM when anything else runs.
Even so, it’s no more bloated than any other browser out there. By “bloated,” when those download your data bots begin, you’ll need much more CPU and memory than you think.
For example, buy a cheap notebook, and run Chrome and Grammarly together. Suppose anything automatic comes on, like a background download or virus check. And, you’ll find yourself needing to do a Ctrl-Alt-Delete to shut something off to stop your keyboard from being non-responsive.
The Edge Browser
I used the Edge Browser on my tiny HP laptop to be different. It’s blazing fast first thing in the morning, but lately, my RAM often freezes my computer when it gets stuck at 100% usage.
Because I haven’t loaded any new programs, this snag was unforeseen. As I only use the laptop for blogging.
However, I have noticed that the speed returns when I clear out my tracking cookies and manually delete some tasking running within the web browser.
Lynx text distro browsers
Many talented web browser coders share your lack of privacy frustrations and have written their own Lynx browser. They are no-frills, blazing-fast scripts that use less RAM because they are not downloading your data in the background.
Note: You need to read the details because some still use Google Chromium and download your data.
Here I look at the Lynx and Apple Opera browsers, now built on the Google Chromium Project. Generally speaking, the more features the distro browser has, the more likely it’s built on Chromium.
Save Time: Take a video tour of a guy trying out distro browsers.
A Shocker! Here is what I do for web browser privacy.
I have a second $350 HP laptop with 4 Gigs of ram that I use every day. It has all the memory and horsepower I need to run a Distro Lynx web browser.
However, I frequently run out of ram when I use the Grammarly AI writing assistance in the background. Just like what happens when using Windows 11.
The article got me close to my Windows/Lynx finish line. FYI, I choose and still use the Linux Mint Distro.
However, I am ahead because I am mainly looking for data privacy.
Table: Minimalistic text web browsers
|Lynx Web browser||Downloads your data||Open Window Speed|
Chipped again! Say goodbye to web browser privacy!
So you thought you could attain privacy by hiding your IP address with a Virtual Private Network with an obscure email address! You’d be wrong because Big Tech is again one step ahead of you!
Google reads your computer’s internal machine identification and matches it with the name on your store sales receipt.
What’s coming next! In a Latin American country, the government has made it a crime not to report the crime if your smartphone is lost or stolen. They are tracking the none removable manufacturer’s number.
Possible workarounds for web browser freedom from personal downloads
While I’m working on ways to bypass Google Chrome and its source code, here are some products I’m looking at.
I knew better but went ahead and evaluated the Freedom Phone. I wasn’t wrong. Its error in logic is that if you desperately need personal security, then this must work.
My favorite part of my review is: ‘Its hardware is a smartphone frame made in China with a Clear OS Android operating system. Therefore, it’s secure. And, all the preload apps are patriotic, like a Duckduckgo browser. It even plays the national anthem when turned on.
Based on that, I’m not even going into its Clear OS operating system and web browser. The Freedom Phone is not even a good try at a solution for your privacy.
My best answer on web browser privacy
Incredibly, there is no answer on how to browse privately on the internet, no matter what web browser you use. However, my best answer is Linux Mint. That is if you can switch to a Lynx OS system instead of Windows or Apple and say goodbye to some conveniences.
The Freedom Phone