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@Mallard4468 posted:

And the concept of privacy is sooo last century...

And your comment is so typical of 21st Century people who don't give a hoot about their own privacy!

Are you OK with Chrome tracking literally every move you make on the internet and reporting that information to Google? Or with Edge doing the same and reporting to Microsoft? Sorry, but I'm not willing to provide those tech companies with that kind of information.

Firefox is an Open Source browser, which means they are not obligated to anyone with regard to reporting anything. You can shut off all that behind the scenes activity in Firefox.

I understand that privacy on the internet is an oxymoron. There is no such thing. It doesn't exist. But I also understand that there are things I can do to limit how much of my private information gets reported to the tech giants. I don't want to make it easy to harvest my information. That's why I suggest using Firefox.

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@Rich Melvin posted:

And your comment is so typical of 21st Century people who don't give a hoot about their own privacy!

Are you OK with Chrome tracking literally every move you make on the internet and reporting that information to Google? Or with Edge doing the same and reporting to Microsoft? Sorry, but I'm not willing to provide those tech companies with that kind of information.

Firefox is an Open Source browser, which means they are not obligated to anyone with regard to reporting anything. You can shut off all that behind the scenes activity in Firefox.

I understand that privacy on the internet is an oxymoron. There is no such thing. It doesn't exist. But I also understand that there are things I can do to limit how much of my private information gets reported to the tech giants. I don't want to make it easy to harvest my information. That's why I suggest using Firefox.

It was sarcasm - yes, I am concerned, have nothing against Firefox, and would like to see the enactment of stronger privacy provisions.  However, I've chosen to weigh the reduced virus and ransomware risk of using a disposable Chromebook (and storing sensitive documents elsewhere) against the cost and hassle of buying and maintaining robust anti-virus software.  That's a windmill that I choose not to tilt against.  Different strokes for different folks.

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