Edgium becoming adware?

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Edgium becoming adware?

Post by barbaz » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:35 pm

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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by therube » Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:57 pm

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r33262 ... osoft-Edge

Well considering edge isn't intended to be a "web browser", but instead a data collection & revenue generating engine... (that happens to be able to browse the web).
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Oh, lets not call it "NO ONE", FF certainly does collect information (of various sorts & does have in browser "ads", if you want to call it that), doing more & more so as time goes by. They just haven't (yet) caught up to the "Chromes" .


So you use the least compromised "Chrome" - which happens to be FF, currently.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by barbaz » Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:08 pm

Thanks for the link therube. Sounds like those people didn't find any way to actually disable Buy Now Pay Later. Is it possible (short of uninstalling Edgium)?
therube wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:57 pm
Well considering edge isn't intended to be a "web browser", but instead a data collection & revenue generating engine... (that happens to be able to browse the web).
Ok, thinking about Edgium this way would make the "transparent ads" integration make sense. But I still can't get my head around this Buy Now Pay Later thing :shock:
therube wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:57 pm
So you use the least compromised "Chrome" - which happens to be
... Vivaldi?

https://vivaldi.com/zerotracking/
https://vivaldi.com/privacy/browser/

It's not zero information collection but it seems to me like a lot less than FF tries to collect.
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by musonius » Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:54 am

I have begun to think about Edge as a usable browser - until this "buy now, pay later" nonsense. And now there are these transparent ads.

Not long ago I would have been surprised, if anyone told me, I'd think of a Microsoft browser in a positive way. Maybe I have been misled by the very good Visual Studio Code which is from Microsoft, too. Now I am not sure, if Visual Studio Code may also be a deceptive package and if I should return to Vim, which I am very sure of, that it is no deceptive package.
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by therube » Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:58 pm

No idea what it is or who is behind it, but Moonchild (of Pale Moon) mentioned ("Oh, and for those who really want Chrome compatibility and Firefox without telemetry, you should consider switching to"), LibreWolf "A fork of Firefox, focused on privacy, security and freedom".


(Heh. Any number of browsers also spout out words like "privacy, security, freedom" - including FF [& also that ex-FF guy who brought ads into his chrominoid].)
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by barbaz » Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:20 pm

therube wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:58 pm
Moonchild (of Pale Moon) mentioned ("Oh, and for those who really want Chrome compatibility and Firefox without telemetry, you should consider switching to"), LibreWolf
No. See for example Thorin-Oakenpants' comments starting at https://github.com/privacytools/privacy ... -823802415. And I have independently come to the same conclusion on multiple occasions.
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by therube » Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:55 pm

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
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Re: Edgium becoming adware?

Post by barbaz » Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:02 pm

Buy Now Pay Later can be disabled now -
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-buy-now-pay-later-works-4f7db926-7bc8-4a9e-bd2d-d0831bc3038f wrote: I'm not interested in this offer, how do I disable buy now, pay later from being displayed at checkout?
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Customers that wish to turn off buy now pay later option at checkout can type edge://settings/payments into the Microsoft Edge address bar, and select turn off Shop Buy now, pay lateroption on sites when you shop.
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