Mozilla Firefox is the most secure mainstream browser – Germany

eg2505

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it says a lot the Germans are the freedom police in the world these days.
 

system32

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Doubt it it's filled with bugs and slow. Still trying it out though.
Citation needed for your claim.
Works 100% for me on Windows 10, Android and ArchLinux.
The DOH support helped overcome some draconian company GPO.
 

backstreetboy

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What bugs?
Proxy bugs https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1554218 for the VPN I use. It also takes FF ages to review extensions because they have to build it themselves as well and you can't have incremental extension updates.

Then there's this bug on one extension I use https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1460412. Been over two years without fixing. Still waiting for extension support on Firefox Preview for Android as well.

That said I'm still trying it out since moving away from Google and unfortunately Brave is also not up to par because it's taking them ages to roll out history sync.
 

Alan

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it says a lot the Germans are the freedom police in the world these days.
Germany's spy agency can monitor major internet hubs if Berlin deems it necessary for strategic security interests, a federal court has ruled.


In a ruling late on Wednesday, the Federal Administrative Court threw out a challenge by the world's largest internet hub, the De-Cix exchange, against the tapping of its data flows by the BND foreign intelligence service.
The operator had argued the agency was breaking the law by capturing German domestic communications along with international data.

However, the court in the eastern city of Leipzig ruled that internet hubs "can be required by the federal interior ministry to assist with strategic communications surveillance by the BND".De-Cix says its Frankfurt hub is the world's biggest internet exchange, bundling data flows from as far as China, Russia, the Middle East and Africa, which handles more than six terabytes per second at peak traffic.De-Cix Management GmbH, which is owned by eco Association, the European internet industry body, had filed suit against the interior ministry, which oversees the BND and its strategic signals intelligence.

It said the BND, a partner of the US National Security Agency (NSA), has placed so-called Y-piece prisms into its data-carrying fibre optic cables that give it an unfiltered and complete copy of the data flow. Given the mass of daily phone calls, emails, chats, internet searches, streamed videos and other online communications, an effective fire-walling of purely German communications is unrealistic, activists argue.

Germany had reacted with outrage when information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that US agents were carrying out widespread tapping worldwide, including of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany where state spying on citizens was rampant, declared repeatedly that "spying among friends is not on" while acknowledging Germany's reliance on the US in security matters.

But to the great embarrassment of Germany, it later emerged that the BND helped the NSA spy on European allies.
 
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