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@gaia @privacytools Any closed-source browser is an immediate no-go from a privacy or a security perspective.

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For all practical purposes the Vivaldi source code is available for audit. It is Chromium + HTML/CSS/JS:

PS: I am not affiliate with Vivaldi in any capacity.

@gaia @privacytools Well, that's what you probably hope for. The downside of being closed source is that you can't really verify if they're telling the truth. If it were truly just the things they say on that site, why can't I just download a tarball of their sources and run make to get the desired result, and see for myself how true their statements are?

I remain with my position, that any project that isn't open source cannot be taken seriously in a privacy (or security) minded context.
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