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A #privacy 🕶️ and #cybersecurity 🛡️ focused Voxel :p You can find here all kinds of posts related to these topics 👀 You will sometimes also find post about my opinions, thoughs or other tech related stuff. :D

If you wanna get in contact with me, just ask, I'm open for meeting new people 🤍

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Vivaldi , to random
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It's Friday and we have a new party trick! 🤹

By popular demand, your Vivaldi browser can now auto-adapt to any website's color palette, whipping up a dark color theme for those websites still living in the light ages.😎

And yes, this includes websites that don't offer their site in dark mode.

You can now force it to go dark by selecting the “Dark” option and enabling Force a Dark theme on all websites.

Just go to Settings > Appearance > Website Appearance and choose between light, dark, or auto.

We're excited to give you more ways to make the browser yours.

Read more about it and tell us what you think about this update.👇🏻

https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-on-desktop-6-6/

voxel ,
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@Vivaldi Quick question, does it use the flag of chromium for this?

Vivaldi , to random
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Have you taken a stroll into our Forum lately?

Our warm and knowledgeable community is always available to talk about all things , answer your questions, and much more.

Take a look 👇🏻

https://forum.vivaldi.net/

voxel ,
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@Vivaldi Kinda annoyed of every person, every community having it's own forum 🙄, but hey, some people are probaly excited for this. I'm just not the type of guy who wants 10 additional accpunts I got to take care abt, just bc everyone needs there own forum..

Reffering to Kuketz, Privacy guides, Brave, Signal, Techlore and now Vivaldi too.

Vivaldi , to random
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With Vivaldi on , you can choose if you want to open external links on regular or private tabs!

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and security.
  2. Enable “Ask to Open Links from Other Apps in Private”.

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  • voxel ,
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    @Vivaldi Question, are you also going to add this feature for other plattforms? Like Android, Windows and Linux?

    voxel ,
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    @Vivaldi Nice! You would be actually the first browser who do this, if you would do it for desktop (if we execlude special ones, like Mullvad- and Tor Browser)

    voxel ,
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    @Vivaldi A "always open in private" option would be also nice, if it isnt already there or planned.

    simon , to Firefox
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    My doggie looking like the @firefox logo 🤣🤣

    voxel , (edited )
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    @simon @firefox Firedog :o

    voxel , (edited ) to Linux
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    Hey 👋 dear Linux Community,

    I'm still kinda new to Linux (started using this year 😅) I already made it to my main OS, even if I still missing some things which I used on Windows, anyway. What I wanted to ask you guys, what recommendations do you have for Linux Mint (Cinnamon)? In terms of security, optimization, (a way to make the UI looking modern ;-;) and privacy? I would be very interested in what you do guys to optimize your Linux setup :) I'm pretty technical, so there is nothing which could overwhelm me (probaly).

    Thx! 🤍

    @linux

    voxel OP ,
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    @MuffinJets @linux Oh sorry, forgot to mention it, I'm using Cinnamon since I liked it the most

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    @Corb_The_Lesser @linux

    I'm pretty happy with Linux Mint so far, never tried Fedora, but I will take a look on it

    If you use touchpad gestures, the new configuration options are useful.

    Where can I find them?

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    @keydelk @linux Hm, ig I will stick to Cinnamon, I don't want to run into issues, using another environment which got discontinued by Linux Mint a few years before for some reasons.

    Abt the browser and content blocking, is already done ;) Privacy and Security is one of the things I'm very good at, just wanted to know how to enchance the security of Linux Mint.

    Btw. I would recommend uBlock Origin instead of ADP is leightweighter, customizable, opensource, non-commercial and pretty well. Since ADP had some controversies in the past.

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    @Corb_The_Lesser @linux Oh. Thank you a lot! Never discovered this lol

    voxel OP ,
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    @beta_tester Could you tell me more abt Distrobox and SElinux? I think I never heard of both before

    voxel OP ,
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    @CrabAndBroom Thank you, but I already covered this 😅 When you check my profile, you will see thats exactly the stuff I'm dealing with day by day, but ty! I may will take a look at OpenSnitch, but I think Portmaster is already covering this need.

    voxel OP ,
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    @const_void It's not about choosing distros in anyway, please read the post before you comment. 🙄

    voxel , (edited ) to Privacy
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    is making the watching experience worse on and Microsoft Edge.

    I didn't believe it the first time I heard abt it, since it sounded more like a conspiracy theory than a actual thing, but it's true. Google does add 5s timeout specifically to Firefox and Edge users when they try to watch a video on YT. If you want to know more about it, Mental Outlaw make a very good video abt it (Link: https://youtu.be/v4gXhmzQztE ). I think Google did this, to get people moving to Chrome since the majority will think this is a browser issue, nobody would expect YouTube to purposely doing this. In the attached Screenshot you can see that YouTube checks the user agent of browsers to see if it's Edge, Firefox or not. You can bypass this by changing your User agent to chrome.

    Edit: Due a lot of people saying a lot of different things abt it, I want to say that I'm not 100% sure abt how exactly this works, there is a inbuild delay by Google, but who is actually affected, there are a lot of different opinions abt it. I wasn't able to verify this myself in LibreWolf, but this could be the case due my intensive hardening I did and this is just a result of what I found in the code and what Mental Outlaw and others shared across social media, if you got different or additional infos abt this feel free to comment and I suggest everyone ti also check the comment section.

    @privacy

    voxel OP ,
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    @Asudox Firefox and Edge are two of the biggest competitors to Chrome, Edge is like a degoogled version of Chromium but with a bunch of Microsoft Trash instead, they don't even have Google Safebrowsing or Google as default search engine like Firefox does.

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    @SaltyIceteaMaker Same, I think it's bc of uBO or other modifications from or which I made to LibreWolf, but other people made reports on Reddit and other Social Media platforms that they expierenced that and the code obviously shows that YT is doing that stuff.

    voxel OP ,
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    @programmer_belch Not sure since I'm not so good at javascript, but I know abt several reports and articles that Edge users has the same issue as Firefox users.

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    @Bear_with_a_hammer Ah alright, goos to know. Do you have a link to it?

    voxel OP ,
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    @GentriFriedRice There are multiply dectections and like mentioned in another comment there was multiply reports from Edge and Firefox users that they experienced the same issue.

    Vivaldi , to random
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    Our latest update brought you the ability to choose a different for your Standard and Private tabs!

    Just go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Search Engine > Private Tab, and choose one of our -focused options! 🔎

    Your , your business. 😎

    voxel ,
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    @Vivaldi Yep, Bing is very privacy-focused. But nice to see! Even if I personally never needed nor use it.

    voxel , to Privacy Guides
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    Did you know..?

    DuckDuckGo has two non-javascript versions of their search engine and both of them are very lightweight, especially the lite version.

    You can access them via:

    Html: https://html.duckduckgo.com/html

    Lite: https://lite.duckduckgo.com/lite

    @privacyguides

    voxel OP ,
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    @whale For me it works 🤷‍♂️
    (tested with hardened Brave and Mull (hardened Firefox for Android Fork))

    voxel , to Privacy
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    Good news! Brave for Android now let's u use your favorite uBlock Origin Blocklists!

    Under Settings > Brave Shields & privacy

    Can you now add custom filterlists and edit Brave's default selection of the already avaible filterlists. Some of you now that this was possible before too (via brave://adblock) but at this time it had no UI and wasn't a official feature, now you can easily add, remove and customize fiterlists via the the settings.

    @privacy

    voxel , (edited ) to Privacy
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    Warning to all Brave Browser Users

    Blocking variations.brave.com which is used for A/B testing could potentially break Brave's functionalities. For me did Brave's "forgetful browsing" feature broke which seems to be disabled by default if you block this domain.

    @privacy @privacyguides

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    @themoonisacheese If you think so 🤷‍♂️

    voxel OP ,
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    @eya May I ask why you think that? I their afe good reasons to don't use Firefox either...

    voxel OP ,
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    @IronKrill Thats the same thing I think abt you guys, but alright.

    voxel , to Privacy
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    Say (an encrypted) hello to a more private internet.

    https://blog.mozilla.org/en/products/firefox/encrypted-hello/

    Nothing big, but kinda interesting. I'm excited to see how this will go 👀

    @privacy

    voxel , to Privacy
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    voxel OP ,
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    @free Yep, thats why people invest a lot of time which have much more technical understanding than you have to create products to improve the privacy problem on Windows, Privacy isn't a privilege which only a specific group of human is allowed to have, Privacy is a human right and should be accessable for everyone. If you miss the understanding for that, I would recommend informing yourself better then spreading false information.

    voxel , (edited ) to Privacy Guides
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    Little Rat - a browser extension for monitoring other extensions

    "Little Rat is an open-source extension designed for network traffic monitoring. Easily view, monitor, and block traffic from other Chrome extensions on a per-extension basis."

    I use it myself and I think it's a very useful extension for everyone who uses more than just few extensions for different purposes and don't fully trust them that they send no data as the developer promises, this extension can monitor the network and act as a firewall per-extension basis.

    Download (Lite Version | Can't monitor requests, only block): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/little-rat/oiopkpalpilladnibecobcecijffaflf

    Source Code and full version (recommended):
    https://github.com/dnakov/little-rat/

    (I'm not affliate with the developer in any way and just wanted to share this)

    @privacyguides @privacy

    voxel OP ,
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    @mrclark @privacyguides @privacy The extension literally can monitor itself 💀 and you can use something like Portmaster.

    voxel OP ,
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    @LiveLM I agree, I think more privacy extensions should be avaible for both, Chromium and Firefox.

    voxel OP ,
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    @smeg It seems like you miss the technical knowledge. Let me explain. Bad for security; this extension is so simply made there is basically nothing you could rly exploit and the only thing this extension is able to manage ur other extensions not more. Bad for privacy; it's not since not every extension can be fingerprinting, only extensions which modify or do things related to the site you access. Websites don't have by default access to the extensions you have installed.

    voxel OP ,
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    @smeg You basically missread the article and it basically says, what I already mentioned and the extension is completly opensource I even checked the code myself. 🤦‍♂️

    voxel , to Privacy
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    Ecosia, is it really so private?

    A article about if Ecosia is really a private search engine.
    I did spend a lot a time to analyze and investigate Ecosia, I hope this article helps people to better understand how private is Ecosia really and which are the downsides of it. Is the first article I ever written, so it isn't perfect. I'm open for feedback!

    https://cryptpad.disroot.org/pad/#/2/pad/view/qQG0ryE6n8EnZSTgCLMd4m87I7hEOoOkokkPPCj+lDs/embed/

    @privacy

    voxel OP ,
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    @ben @privacy Okay, I will investigate this, thanks for pointing it put to me!

    voxel OP ,
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    @staustellsimon @privacy Oh. Thank you for pointing this out to me.

    voxel OP ,
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    @staustellsimon @privacy Yea. It's my typewise, I though about making it everything more "standard", but I decided to keep the personal touch.

    voxel , to Privacy Guides
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    So, I'm interested how the implementation of "Perfect Forward Secrecy" in Signal looks like, like does every messages has a different encryption key? or does it change over time like does? I tried to find any official documention of this, sadly did not find anything.

    Thats why I'm asking, does anyone of you know smth about this and maybe can provide a link to a official source?

    @signalapp @SignalUpdateInfo @privacy

    voxel OP ,
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    @Rose True, but there are still differences, for example Signal encrypts everything, while WA only encrypts chats and calls, so the implementation is a bit different, which maybe could be also in Signal with PFS.

    voxel OP ,
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    @sexy_peach So when I understood it right (just skimmed the text), the encryption keys changes per message?

    voxel OP ,
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    @sexy_peach Thank you very much! Just now wondering, handle WA this differently? Since Ig we all know this message which appears when the "keys" ig, changed

    voxel OP ,
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    @sexy_peach Okay, got it, ig.

    voxel , to Privacy
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    Bounce Tracking

    I heard of this methode of Tracking before, but never knew that this was it's name, anyway. As I searched for it, I found this article from Brave which gives a very easy to understand explanation of Bounce Tracking, I recommend reading it.

    @privacy
    https://brave.com/glossary/bounce-tracking/

    voxel OP ,
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    @NightAuthor Skip Redirect can do this, but it often cause also some kind of breakage, Brave has it inbuild so no need there and not sure if Firefox has in it's config some protection for this

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