Please, review Bromite Browser #96

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opened 4 months ago by Iceberg · 3 comments
Iceberg commented 4 months ago

Bromite is a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements
(Open source, only android browser)

It has things like patches from other privacy oriented browsers / anti-fingerprinting mitigations

All Features:
https://github.com/bromite/bromite#features

Official Site:
https://www.bromite.org/

Bromite is a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements (Open source, only android browser) It has things like patches from other privacy oriented browsers / anti-fingerprinting mitigations All Features: https://github.com/bromite/bromite#features Official Site: https://www.bromite.org/
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My mini-research:

  • it uses google search engine as default
  • it takes adblocking filters from its website (https://bromite.org/filters/filters.dat)
  • makes a few DNS-requests to bookmarks on the homepage: bromite.org, chromium.org, eff.org, libera.chat.
  • downloads probably adblock list from bromite.org (only on first startup?). It downloaded 2,3 MB.
  • makes a few requests to bromite.org for something else

But it has it own F-Droid repo, looks smooth like default chrome browser and has built-in adblock.

I recommend open source PCAPdroid for MITM check. It don't need root, because it creates VPN.

My mini-research: * it uses google search engine as default * it takes adblocking filters from its website (<https://bromite.org/filters/filters.dat>) * makes a few DNS-requests to bookmarks on the homepage: bromite.org, chromium.org, eff.org, libera.chat. * downloads probably adblock list from bromite.org (only on first startup?). It downloaded 2,3 MB. * makes a few requests to bromite.org for something else But it has it own F-Droid repo, looks smooth like default chrome browser and has built-in adblock. I recommend open source [PCAPdroid](https://github.com/emanuele-f/PCAPdroid) for MITM check. It don't need root, because it creates VPN.
Iceberg closed this issue 2 months ago
Iceberg reopened this issue 2 months ago
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My mini-research:

  • it uses google search engine as default
  • it takes adblocking filters from its website (https://bromite.org/filters/filters.dat)
  • makes a few DNS-requests to bookmarks on the homepage: bromite.org, chromium.org, eff.org, libera.chat.
  • downloads probably adblock list from bromite.org (only on first startup?). It downloaded 2,3 MB.
  • makes a few requests to bromite.org for something else

But it has it own F-Droid repo, looks smooth like default chrome browser and has built-in adblock.

I recommend open source PCAPdroid for MITM check. It don't need root, because it creates VPN.

Thanks

> My mini-research: > > * it uses google search engine as default > * it takes adblocking filters from its website (<https://bromite.org/filters/filters.dat>) > * makes a few DNS-requests to bookmarks on the homepage: bromite.org, chromium.org, eff.org, libera.chat. > * downloads probably adblock list from bromite.org (only on first startup?). It downloaded 2,3 MB. > * makes a few requests to bromite.org for something else > > But it has it own F-Droid repo, looks smooth like default chrome browser and has built-in adblock. > > I recommend open source [PCAPdroid](https://github.com/emanuele-f/PCAPdroid) for MITM check. It don't need root, because it creates VPN. Thanks
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Bromite can be setup (by going through the graphical settings) to not make any weird connections.

Good app for testing connections:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.secuso.privacyfriendlynetmonitor/

Bromite can be setup (by going through the graphical settings) to not make any weird connections. Good app for testing connections: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.secuso.privacyfriendlynetmonitor/
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