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Why is the market share of Firefox in Germany so much higher?

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I recently took a closer look at Cloudflare’s new project Radar. Besides statistics about internet usage, attacks and popular domains, the site also shows statistics about the market shares of browsers.

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Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

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BleepingComputer reports, that Google is blocking some Linux browsers (Konqueror, Falkon and Qutebrowser) from logging into it’s services, “because they may not be secure.” In tests conducted by BleepingComputer, we can confirm that we were unable to log in with Konqueror or Falkon on multiple machines. When attempting to do so, we were told to try a different browser as Konqueror or Falkon may not be secure. According to Google the reasons are, that the browsers…

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Did you ditch Chrome yet? Don't switch to Brave though.

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There is some discussion recently about another evil move by Google. Google plans to deprecate (and remove) an API in itโ€™s webbrowser Chrome, that is used by many ad-blocking addons. Of course they are ignoring voices from the community! Only enterprise customers will be able to use this API for custom development. Is it a surprise at all, that Google wants to do that? Google (Alphabet) is one of the biggest (ad) companies.

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