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Author Topic: "Epic Privacy Browser"  (Read 879 times)

TaoPhoenix

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"Epic Privacy Browser"
« on: December 16, 2013, 06:50:51 PM »

After Slashdot had its take on it a while back, I installed "Epic Privacy Browser".

But some disturbing things emerged.

Slashdot (with a couple of notes from me) reported that in too many places it was a cheap copy of Google Chrome, and thus solved nothing.

But today's note is sparked by something else.

It *keeps* putting shortcuts onto my desktop.

It's not yet clear what the exact trigger is. But NO other program I have ever seen, out of 100+ I have played with, does this. THAT'S Bad News.

So I haven't used it for much. I poked at it on days 1-4. But the fact it keeps putting icons on my desktop REALLY scares me ... for what was advertised as a "privacy oriented browser".


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Re: "Epic Privacy Browser"
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 04:29:12 AM »
It *keeps* putting shortcuts onto my desktop.

But NO other program I have ever seen, out of 100+ I have played with, does this. THAT'S Bad News.

I guess you've never used Adobe (PDF) Reader. I can't tell you how many times I've had to remove the shortcut to that from the desktop after one of its myriad updates.