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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
TalonMan said:
Machina said:

Same on all counts. I assume we can thank @TalonMan for the poll result feature.

The idea was suggested by @super_etecoon in the web dev thread - I thought it was a neat idea and implemented. That said, if you're just looking at Machina's initial post (with the Firefox poll result in 'red'), then you're only seeing Machina's original poll response since he just copy/pasted the results to this thread.

You'd need to go to the actual original poll thread that's listed in the OP, to see what you had voted back then...    ...that is, of course, if you were here 9yrs ago and voted in the first place. 




Thanks for the shoutout, @TalonMan.  It sure is a handy feature. And here's a poll I wish I had voted in, because then I would have known for sure what I chose.  I'm pretty sure, however, that I've been using Chrome since '07 or '08.  Firefox was my go to, but I'm sure the attacks VGC was under at the time made me make the switch.

I have noticed Firefox going through a resurgence these days.  Wonder what they're doing right.



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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.

Same here. I also believe FF got a lot better in the last couple of years



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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

"

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.

Really? OMG

I never turn those voice assistants on, tho.



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?


I use Firefox except for when something's broken, in which case I use Chrome. It's rare but it does happen.

I'm not a huge fan of Firefox, but it's both open-source and fairly trustworthy. Lots of browsers are one or the other but I think Firefox might be the only bigger one that's both. If Vivaldi was open-source, there would be a good chance of me using it though since it seems like a pretty neat browser.



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Opera on PC and chrome on android



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I wonder how different things will look.
Will we get anywhere near as many as the 4068 votes for the original poll?

I use Chrome for email, googling, browsing.
I use Firefox for incognito mode.
I use Edge for facebook.

All 3 things should be as far away from each other as possible.

Or at least I used to.

Incognito doesn't break Chrome anymore. Almost exclusively use Chrome on my phone.



0D0 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.

Really? OMG

I never turn those voice assistants on, tho.

It doesn't matter, the voice assistants being turned off just means the phone wont react to you saying "ok google" try it yourself sometime, it's funny how fast things like facebook will change adverts if you talk about some really strange subject, go for something you don't normally talk about, say a brand of cars or doing a certain activity, one that stood out to me was when I was talking about going for glasses or contacts, every damn add on my phone was about getting laser eye surgery for the next 2 weeks.

Apps will listen to "non trigger" data, was a big part of the finds of that article, non trigger data = everything you say except for "okay google"



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Ganoncrotch said:
0D0 said:

Really? OMG

I never turn those voice assistants on, tho.

It doesn't matter, the voice assistants being turned off just means the phone wont react to you saying "ok google" try it yourself sometime, it's funny how fast things like facebook will change adverts if you talk about some really strange subject, go for something you don't normally talk about, say a brand of cars or doing a certain activity, one that stood out to me was when I was talking about going for glasses or contacts, every damn add on my phone was about getting laser eye surgery for the next 2 weeks.

Apps will listen to "non trigger" data, was a big part of the finds of that article, non trigger data = everything you say except for "okay google"

What? I'm astonished. My phone is corporate bloodsucking spy and nobody's doing anything against it?

I use iPhone tho and I heard Apple has said Siri isn't listening at all times, can I trust them?



God bless You.

My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

There were three ravens sat on a tree / They were as blacke as they might be / The one of them said to his mate, Where shall we our breakfast take?