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Which Internet Browser Do You Use the Most?

Chrome 889 54.31%
 
Firefox 397 24.25%
 
Internet Explorer 40 2.44%
 
Edge 71 4.34%
 
Opera 78 4.76%
 
Safari 118 7.21%
 
UC Browser 3 0.18%
 
Other 41 2.50%
 
Total:1,637

I actually use 3 of them: Firefox, Opera and yes, Internet Explorer.

I voted Firefox but I use them roughly the same.



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Ganoncrotch said:
SvennoJ said:
Firefox mostly. Google knows enough about me already :p
I use Chrome for Imgur since for some reason gifs won't upload there correctly with Firefox.

did you know about this regarding google knowing things about us... it's fairly nuts, but how a phone will only react when it hears a phrase like "okay google" but all the other voice it listens to as well and basically when you install apps on the phone they can trigger different reactions to different conversations they listen in on, it's fairly scary but sadly it's the price of technology, we are now walking around with a device collecting advertising data for companies which is worth way too much to pass up on.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia

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With this in mind, I decided to try an experiment. Twice a day for five days, I tried saying a bunch of phrases that could theoretically be used as triggers. Phrases like I’m thinking about going back to uni and I need some cheap shirts for work. Then I carefully monitored the sponsored posts on Facebook for any changes.

I'd never seen this ad for "quality clothing" until I told my phone I needed shirts

The changes came literally overnight. Suddenly I was being told mid-semester courses at various universities, and how certain brands were offering cheap clothing. A private conversation with a friend about how I’d run out of data led to an ad about cheap 20 GB data plans. And although they were all good deals, the whole thing was eye-opening and utterly terrifying."

 

Try it yourself, me and a buddy were talking about various cars we loved the designs of and then when he went to his phone the adverts in facebook were telling him about the local Audi dealership, very much hadn't googled any of the cars we were just having a conversation about them, his phone just decided it would see if he wanted to splash out on what he was talking about.

Hmm, I wonder if Windows 10 is also listening all the time. I don''t have a phone, still use 8.1, however my kid's laptops have win 10 with Cortana. During the setup I already got all these questions whether MS could collect the necessary data for targeted ads. Hell no. Then it made it seem I was doing myself a disservice and that the amount of ads would still be the same regardless, just less relevant... Meanwhile it started sending me weekly activity reports with everything my kids were doing on their laptops. I turned that off however I'm pretty sure MS is collecting that data anyway.

My wife's phone is probably listening, tv might be, who knows what else. We can't even look for presents for each other anymore as immediately ads start turning up on our browsers of what the other has googled or looked up on Amazon.



Chrome



Firefox is my one and only.



Firefox. Has been my browser ever since I got off Safari. From time to time I use Basilisk (a Pale Moon beta browser). I avoid anything Google touches like the plague.



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Chrome mostly. Though I use Internet Explorer for work and Silk when I use my Kindle. Not really out of choice though.



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SvennoJ said:
Ganoncrotch said:

did you know about this regarding google knowing things about us... it's fairly nuts, but how a phone will only react when it hears a phrase like "okay google" but all the other voice it listens to as well and basically when you install apps on the phone they can trigger different reactions to different conversations they listen in on, it's fairly scary but sadly it's the price of technology, we are now walking around with a device collecting advertising data for companies which is worth way too much to pass up on.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjbzzy/your-phone-is-listening-and-its-not-paranoia

"

With this in mind, I decided to try an experiment. Twice a day for five days, I tried saying a bunch of phrases that could theoretically be used as triggers. Phrases like I’m thinking about going back to uni and I need some cheap shirts for work. Then I carefully monitored the sponsored posts on Facebook for any changes.

I'd never seen this ad for "quality clothing" until I told my phone I needed shirts

The changes came literally overnight. Suddenly I was being told mid-semester courses at various universities, and how certain brands were offering cheap clothing. A private conversation with a friend about how I’d run out of data led to an ad about cheap 20 GB data plans. And although they were all good deals, the whole thing was eye-opening and utterly terrifying."

 

Try it yourself, me and a buddy were talking about various cars we loved the designs of and then when he went to his phone the adverts in facebook were telling him about the local Audi dealership, very much hadn't googled any of the cars we were just having a conversation about them, his phone just decided it would see if he wanted to splash out on what he was talking about.

Hmm, I wonder if Windows 10 is also listening all the time. I don''t have a phone, still use 8.1, however my kid's laptops have win 10 with Cortana. During the setup I already got all these questions whether MS could collect the necessary data for targeted ads. Hell no. Then it made it seem I was doing myself a disservice and that the amount of ads would still be the same regardless, just less relevant... Meanwhile it started sending me weekly activity reports with everything my kids were doing on their laptops. I turned that off however I'm pretty sure MS is collecting that data anyway.

My wife's phone is probably listening, tv might be, who knows what else. We can't even look for presents for each other anymore as immediately ads start turning up on our browsers of what the other has googled or looked up on Amazon.

That's pretty annoying with the presents situation, your only bet there is incognito mode in a different browser.

 

Think I'm going to start using this info I found recently to start fucking with my mates though. Just secretly start whispering "dildos" over and over to their phone when they go to the bathroom... 



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I still prefer Firefox so that's the one I use.



Firefox Faithful.

Chrome is my backup and I'm keeping an eye on Brave.



9 years ago I mostly used Firefox.
Now it's mainly Chrome. So the changes between the results over the years represents me fairly well.