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Zerush wrote (edited )

The test is fake, there isn't a real test, it's a list of someone who made a test, without any indications in which conditions, testpage and browsersettings it was made. I see this "testpage" in several other social networks and most of the users said that is a page to promote Brave, what I also think.

If someone nead a real privacy test, he can use Browserleaks or Panopticlick These test the real privacy of your browser and what are the problems, when they exist.

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Zerush wrote

The capitalists have known this for a long time since thr feudalism, for this reason, whenever the economic bubble bursts and enters a crisis, they reset with a war. Economic crises are never for those who support capital, on the contrary, they become even richer, crises only suffer the citizens who bleed the most with the argument of the 'crisis'. We have the best example today, where banks, energy industries, arms manufacturers and other monopolies are earning a golden nose, while the citizen has to juggle to make ends meet.

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Zerush wrote (edited )

You can also try this one The Dark Mod (free game OpenSource), first person, single player, exploration, adventure, stealth, mystery, surveillance horror and more. More than 120 missions, created by the community which you can download and add in the own game menu.

Game Trailer

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Zerush wrote

A very nice single RPG, Diablo like, free to play (some optional payed stuff in the game menu, but not pay2win), works in PC (Windows) with mouse and keyboard and also in mobile with touch screen.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/981600/Eternium/

also in Google Play and Apple App Store

Website https://eterniumgame.com

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Zerush wrote (edited )

To better understand the importance of choosing an appropriate search engine that respects privacy, it is that the usual Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc, log the user's activity, to offer content according to the user's preferences, Although at first glance it seems like an advantage, it is not, since it puts the user in what is called a filter bubble, it is something like asking someone who always agrees with you even if you are wrong. In other words, a Flatearthler will always find articles and blogs as first results that confirm his delirium. Worse if these companies use this also to manipulate opinions, also in politics. Although DDG and others use engines from Bing, Google, etc. or search the web with AI, like Andi, the most important thing is that they do not log the search history, offering objective results, as it should be. This is the importance of a private browser, not that maybe there is some tracking cookie that everyone blocks anyway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble

https://choosetoencrypt.com/search-engines/filter-bubbles-searchencrypt-com-avoids/

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Zerush wrote (edited )

I know that DDG is not exactly the most private search engine out there, but it is a very good search engine. If it doesn't block MS trackers it doesn't matter much, since I'm blocking them myself. Besides it is only one among many engines that I use, mainly Metager, Mojeek, Peekier and Andi as my main search engine, among others and specific ones.

https://metager.de

https://www.mojeek.com

https://peekier.com

https://andisearch.com

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Zerush wrote

ImageMagick is a fine app, but IrfanView is way better, IrfanView even can substitute a Video or music player, not only images, Even Nomacs is better than ImageMagick.

Yes, you can fork an disatended FOSS, if you are capable to do that. Maybe in a small app you can, if you are a dev, but in more complex apps with hyndreds of thouusends of lines, you need a teem with severral devs to do this.

A normal user can't. He don't even read the TOS and PP of a soft and less thousends of lines of the code to prove that it works without problems,

Although Windows, as the most used OS is also the most atacked, Malware exist also in Linux, with the difference that Windows has a catalogue of dozends of excellent AV, and Linux ? The placebo ClamAV? Don't trust on this, until now Linux are relative secure, because hackers mainly atacks Windows and not so Linux as minority OS, but this is currently changing, due to the increment amount of servers which use Linux.

Every OS can be a victim of Malware, more in these moments in a war between east and west, They don't fight only with guns and tanks, also the cyberspace is a battleground between corresponding secret services since years, with the user in the middle. In every OS is advisable to check well what you download, the biggest security hole is the user himself. As I say, don't trust your own shadow in the web.

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Zerush wrote (edited )

Same in OpenSource, not all OpenSource is free to use. Currently I use Proton Mail and VPN free, both are OpenSource, until now until a limit the use is free, but can change in the future. Anyway, if you use a free product like the mencioned SSuite, it isn't a problem if they change their policy, to use it you don't need an account, the use is completly anonymous. Apart a fast and friendly user support (via mail)

If they change their policy, simply stop using it, but I don't think so, I use it since more than 7 years now and also know that these two guys don't have interests to change it, it is a hobby project, they gain money working as electricians with a own workshop.

Another example is the, I think, very known IrfanView, freeware image and multimedia viewer and editor (only for Windows, but works perfect with Wine in Linux too), it don't have a really FOSS alternative with this amount of functions, the nearest and only is Nomacs -Image Lounge (FOSS), but even this one has only half the funktionality of IrfanView. IV was created in 2006 and until now it only has improved its features, nothing in its TOS.

There is always the risk in any software that one day the conditions of use change, that the dev sells the product, etc. This can have consequences in a product that requires registration to use it, but not in one that is free to use without Registration.

Also in FOSS there are numerous problems, the web is full of abandoned and unattended products, without any user support, or worse, filled with malware (hackers can also read the script, taking advantage of the lack of maintenance).

FOSS is preferable, as I said, but there are never any guarantees and not everything is gold, less so since Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Zuckerbot also developed FOSS.

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Zerush wrote (edited )

Antivirus and antimalware . I don't know any OpenSource alternative which are not only a bit more than a placebo. Some multimedia drivers, these from your ISP to connect you., most games, some profesional or official apps,

It is always good to prefer OSS or FOSS, but for many things there is no other option than to use proprietary software. In any case, it is always recommended to read the TOS and PP of the soft, apart of a good user support/community, which in proprietary soft is not necessarily worse than in Open Source apps or services. Example https://www.ssuitesoft.com/privacypolicy.htm

(You can test it with Blacklight, or with Exodus Privacy in Android)

https://themarkup.org/blacklight

https://exodus-privacy.eu.org/en/

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