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Ungoogled Chromium

A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency

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Avg rating of 3.5 (11)| 11 comments

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  1.  Privacy focusedUngoogled Chromium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUngoogled Chromium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  3.  PortableUngoogled Chromium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

Ungoogled Chromium information

  • Developed byEloston
  • LicensingOpen Source (BSD-3-Clause) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives200 alternatives listed

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  • English

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  •  15,674 Stars
  •  723 Forks
  •  119 Open Issues
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Privacy-wise, this is one of the best browser options out there. The addon installation process is explained in detail on its official site . The project's philosophy is remarkable in its honesty - they do not monetize your privacy concerns like some other projects out there. Ungoogled Chromium doesn't send unsolicited request anywhere and indeed does disable all of Google's spyware. The browser is frequently updated too.

Of course, being de-googled it requires the user to do some things manually. But this is a very small price to pay for not submitting to Google botnet. Absolutely worth it. Usage with privacy enhancing add-ons such as uMatrix, HTTPS Everywhere and Decentraleyes is highly recommended.

One thing to note - it still does suffer from Google's terrible "design" decisions, so there's still that clinically sterile, eye bleeding white material/flat interface by default with poorly organized, crammed menus.

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Looks interesting. Going to check it out. It would be cool if it came with a Tor extension out of the box.

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Ungoogled Chromium substantially weakens Chromium security for questionable privacy benefits by disabling automatic updates, safebrowsing, CRLsets (which is necessary for certificate revocation) among other things, and because it's a fork of Chromium, it will always be at least few days behind Google Chrome in updates. Ungoogled Chromium only focuses on disabling Google connections adds nothing which can't be enabled on vanilla Chromium.

Most people should use Google Chrome instead. You can disable telemetry in chrome://settings and monitor connections using tools like Wireshark to ensure that all telemetry is disabled.

Source: https://qua3k.github.io/

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undeniably_lizard

I don’t agree. Google Chrome is proprietary software and you cannot disable telemetry while using Chrome because the spyware is built-in. Ungoogled Chromium is not for everyone either, but it is definitely better for a small subset of users. For others, however, Brave is the best option. Recommending Chrome is simply unreasonable.

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I seemed to have to uninstall Chromium to install Ungoogled Chromium.. tough to tell because they look alike, but you can see the difference in the Ungoogled Chromium Opening Page which shows the version. You can reach Chrome Store extensions via Google Search, but you don't see the big green Install Button, even if you sign into your Google account. I like the concept, but Ungoogled Chromium continues to be difficult to manuver since even struggling to install. I even have to type out the suffix for sites like .com aside from wondering how I can load a good adblocker. I'd like this if the author supplied more work-arounds.

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All these people complaining in the comments simply do not understand how Chromium works. It does have extensions and automatic updates. You just have to set them up yourselves because Big Brother Google cannot help you here. Please, learn to read the documentation without posting a comment here. Ungoogled Chromium does have its limitations but you can perfectly use extensions.

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Spotify won't work out of the box Neither will UBlock + Classic interface Fast

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With a few chrome://flags tweaks and manually adding extensions like uBlock Origin, it becomes the fastest, bloat-free and private browser.

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