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https://www.epicbrowser.com/

 

Has anybody heard of, or have any experience with, this browser? What do you think of it?

 

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Yet Another Chromium Skinned Browser? :unsure:

 

I thought that the idea by now is that Google is actually (at least partially) evil :w00t: :ph34r:, and that anything Chromium based is to be taken with some caution, if you are going to make a point out of protection of privacy.

 

At the very least I would say to not trust it much (yet) as making you transparent/unseen:
http://forum.epicbro...pic.php?id=1051

http://forum.epicbro...pic.php?id=1040

 

The people behind the company and the development of this browser are (for once :)) not much hidden (notwithstanding the name of the company) :

http://www.hiddenreflex.com/

though the fact that their product(s) are currently in need of being evangelized to the world (which still sounds to me as vaguely unrespectful/of bad taste) makes me wonder, if the thingy is free, what (or who) is the product :unsure:

 

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They do seem to have solved those two specific issues (both reported to be OK on March 21).

 

But of course that doesn't mean there aren't any other security/privacy holes. But they do at least give the impression that they're sincerely committed to fixing whatever is possible to fix. :unsure:

 

Here's what they say about how the project is sustained:

 

Epic like most browsers earns a commission on searches we drive. So the more you use Epic’s default search engine, the more you support Epic and our continued privacy efforts :-) And best of all your searches always remain exceptionally private since they’re routed via a secure, encrypted connection over a proxy – so private by design when you use EpicSearch.in that we literally can’t know what you’re searching for nor anyone else. Ads and search results never include any personalized results or tracking of any sort and are only based on your search term and general geographical location.

 

Presumably you don't have to use their default search engine, although it sounds appealing that searches done through it are encrypted.

 

BTW I can't get on that website at all via IE8 ("Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"), but it loads fine on Firefox.

 

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They do seem to have solved those two specific issues (both reported to be OK on March 21).

Sure :), and they do look like good guys, but the browser was started some 4 (four) years ago, 

https://web.archive....picbrowser.com/

using at the time the Mozilla engine, they shifted to Chrome around 18 (eighteen) months ago:

https://web.archive....picbrowser.com/

starting evangelizing it to the world as "secure" or "hiding IP", and it took specific posts in February 2015 on their forum about this (re-)discovered flaw:

http://torrentfreak....dresses-150130/

to inform them on the issue when a blocking script for chrome existed since at least mid 2014?:

http://www.webrtc-so...res-what-do.htm

https://chrome.googl...cadhfbkdm?hl=en

 

Good guys? Surely.

Good willing? Very possibly.

Knowing where actually their towel is? Allow me to doubt this.

 

I mean ;):

Spoiler

 

 

 

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Edited by jaclaz, 30 March 2015 - 01:15 PM.

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