Firefox seems the least worst option right now, for non-technical people at least.
There are also some indie browsers (including variants of Firefox) that people have had good experiences with.
The fact that it solved the viewport resize problem on scrolling away from the navbar makes it a win for me. That and I like the disposable browser history. One click and it all gets purged.
Oh wow, it's on F-droid:
Does anyone know what browser it's based on?
It is using a webview on Android which, per default, is Googles Blink Engine / Chrome.
Firefox Klar or Orfox
@robjloranger @switchingsocial I'm using #Firefox Klar, as it is the most private option I know. When I found the information I was looking for, I just press the little Trash icon and my browsing session gets deleted.
Sometimes I also use the "Privacy Browser" on @fdroidorg (https://f-droid.org/app/com.stoutner.privacybrowser.standard) Many useful features, and frequent updates (~ weekly). And no content warnings on fdroid!
@robjloranger @switchingsocial if you're not bothered with lack of MPEG4 support on Android, go for Firefox ( you can switch an option to redirect these videos to an app like VLC). Otherwise, I use Bromite, which is an open source build of Chromium with ad block enabled, available via a third party FDroid repository.
@robjloranger @SoRedTheRose I use Firefox on Android, myself; it works fine on semi-modern devices. Note though that Firefox Focus uses the system WebView underneath, whereas Firefox proper uses its own engine. I've had occasions for both; in particular, I find Firefox Focus better as a system default due to the implicit clear-everything, and Firefox proper better for explicit invocation. But it's an important distinction if you're trying to get away from the Google-based engine dependency.
@robjloranger I use Firefox and Opera Mini. Not much of a difference in UX, except that Firefox is a bit more reliable.
Firefox+Noscript is the best solution in my opinion. If having problems with some website, and you don't want to deal with script's permissions (a bit uncomfortable on mobile devices), I'd suggest DuckDuckGo Browser or Privacy Browser. Firefox Klar (Focus) was a bit hungry for battery, last time I tested it.
Brave is part-owned by Peter Thiel (the head of Palantir) and its business model is based around selling ads, not blocking them.
Quote from Brave's business-oriented website promoting its cryptocurrency:
"The Brave browser knows where users spend their time, making it the perfect tool to calculate and reward publishers with BATs."
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