@mansr @lynnesbian i think that is the whole point. i feel that the reason they made the switch is not the full reality. Although it is still dirty that google pulls those tricks. I've just checked browser shares, worldwide chrome is comfy above 65% some say even approaching 75. and then the other browsers that use chromium. it sounds suspeciously like a conspiracy. Google is effectively taking over the web. Even the HTTP 2 came from google.
@mansr @lynnesbian mans R, using the same browsing engine effectively turns you into chrome. just the face differs. if you control the browsing engine, you control that browser's behaviour and the direction it involves in. people saying firefox will save us. nope, FF is on single digit market share!! everybody uses chrome. which is essentially spyware because it scans your harddrive and keeps all details about any activity you perform on the web.
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