I want to help you find the best Conservative web browser and save you a lot of research time. My predominant tool is getting you on the right path from the beginning of your search.
The key is realizing all popular browsers use the same core programming.
In particular, conservatives need a web browser that offers privacy; unfortunately, none can. Therefore, the companies claiming they don’t spy on you or sell your data need to stop wasting your time playing word games.
Table of Contents
- The fantasy of privacy for Conservative web browsers
- The evil culprit: The Google 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
The fantasy of privacy for Conservative web browsers
No matter what browser, your profile information are never secure. That is the sad fact of the matter.
And so, I want to at least be honest, and you dig into the recesses of the internet to find a web browser or strategy that at least confuses Big Tech.
The evil culprit: The Google Chromium Project
Every modern web browser uses the code base from the Google Chromium Project, which comes with a non-removable core service to spy on you and download your profile info. There is no way to get around this for users and web browser developers alike.
And there is more… A web browser development company receives a commission while Google does the dirty work that pays so well.
Sure other web browsers add their own “special sauce.” Still, no third-party web browsers can avoid being a home base for a Google “Run Time Broker” app, which automatically initiates calls to track you and download your data.
Do Virtual Private Networks (VPN) help keep your Conservative web browsing more private?
While the security concept of a VPN denies Google a piece of tracking info. Can you trust your VPN company not to sell your information? Because the VPN company will have access to your IP address!
And so, it could be allowing others to download your info. I don’t mean to panic anyone or say VPNs are worthless. I only want to open up the possibilities.
And so, the question boils down to this: “How much do you trust the management of your Virtual Presence Network (VPN)?
What is a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
A VPN is a shared proxy router to hide behind so that spies don’t know what IP address is initiating a connection. In other words, many VPN users share the same IP address simultaneously, so prying eyes don’t know who is connecting.
That is unless a VPN company tells them!
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 mainly use the Edge Browser on my tiny HP laptop with limited RAM. I find no difference between the Edge and the Chrome browser.
However, I encountered a problem I mistakenly blamed on the Edge Browser. Sorry Edge!
Too quick to blame
However, I struggled somewhat with its RAM limitations for a while because I didn’t realize at first it was the source of several problems, not the Edge browser.
The problem was when I tried to watch a video online while the app Grammarly was active, the video would not keep up. And so, I blamed the Edge web browser.
But, when I deactivated Grammarly, everything was fine. I then duplicated the same problem and solution with Chrome. The lesson was not to rush in and blame the 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