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Old 08-24-2021, 01:38 PM   #16
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The corporate "open source" landscape is awash with such projects. I include gnome project, systemd, firefox and chromium as just a few examples.
I knew chrome was Google's tracker browser, but I didn't know about Chromium. Who's behind that?
 
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Old 08-25-2021, 06:46 AM   #19
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OK, but Slackware's Alien Bob is distributing a Chromium-ungoogled" which works well. Is that tracking your every move, or do you just distrust Chromium?
 
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OK, but Slackware's Alien Bob is distributing a Chromium-ungoogled" which works well. Is that tracking your every move, or do you just distrust Chromium?
QT maintains a version of chromium's engine under QTWebEngine. It's not a browser per se, but is used in things like Konqueror. I wouldn't use any chromium browser in itself, but I think the QT maintained version of their browser engine should probably be ok. According to QT they were/are the third biggest contributor to previous webkit, now blink/chromium.

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Old 08-25-2021, 09:20 AM   #21
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Even if a Chromium/Blink-based browser has had all tracking removed, using it is still encouraging/reinforcing Google's control over the web standards - able to dictate what crap gets added to HTML/etc, even when those changes are detrimental to the Web.

Chrome+Chromium is a bigger problem than Internet Explorer ever was.

 
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OK, but Slackware's Alien Bob is distributing a Chromium-ungoogled" which works well. Is that tracking your every move, or do you just distrust Chromium?
This is basic stuff you could easily search/research.

chromium is a google project, is the basis for the chrome browser and boughtonp said the rest.

ungoogled chromium is a clone of the chromium source with patches to disable google web services and telemetry. You can read about it on the github page for the project.

Chrome/chromium is the new browser monoculture, but has never attracted anywhere near the same attention as the MSIE bundling case in the 1990s. It should be attracting all that attention and more. Essentially a multi billion $ data mining/profiling/tracking/spyware business controls 90% + of the browser market and a huge swathe of web services / advertising and media.

When google forked webkit, the goal was a kind of "coup", to swamp the competition to the extent where they give up and rebase their browser on google's project. The blink engine is tied to the chromium project rather being portable code as was the case with webkit or khtml before it. MS have rebased and Opera before them. There are also a plethora of other reskins and partial forks which are still just chromium underneath - including many "apps". Point being there is much more chromium around than just chromium/Chrome.

Mozilla are probably expected to follow suit in years to come.

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Old 08-25-2021, 11:58 AM   #23
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Even if a Chromium/Blink-based browser has had all tracking removed, using it is still encouraging/reinforcing Google's control over the web standards - able to dictate what crap gets added to HTML/etc, even when those changes are detrimental to the Web.

Chrome+Chromium is a bigger problem than Internet Explorer ever was.

Well, this is a good point too.
 
  


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