I daily drove Vanadium with DNS filtering for a really long time, with JIT disabled, and I couldn’t remember seeing an ad or especially being annoyed or interrupted by it.
Especially when you use NewPipe, LibreTube or any other amazing tools instead of relying on content filtering. You can literally visit piped.kavin.rocks or piped.mha.fi and have a ad-less, sponsor-less experience of YouTube. There are some kinds of frontends for almost everything.
This just shows how overrated browser content filtering is and how it entirely depends on a user and use case. None of the browsers is a silver bullet.
Realistically, how many privacy-invasive sites does one visit that have basic or naive scripts that Brave protects against? And doesn’t use any personal information, at which point browser fingerprinting is irrelevant. Not many…
And how hard is to just open Tor Browser which is a proper tool for this and use that if fingerprinting is your concern? Not hard…
Why are you implying I am insulting you?
(Microsoft is supposedly trying to upstream a patchset that lets WASM run when JIT is off.)
I’m not. I wouldn’t be saying these things about JIT if I hadn’t tested it myself. I’m not a JIT expert, but even if it didn’t block anything, it still stopped the ads from interrupting my browsing, which is a win in my book.
Yes. Enabling JIT would introduce ads or cookie consent prompts on some sites that weren’t present without JIT. It might be because it wasn’t quick enough to load, but in any case, it didn’t interrupt me, so I consider it a win.
Since Privacy Guides caters to users of all devices and all OSes, I think Brave is a better recommendation, at least until Vanadium is released for all Android OSes, not just GrapheneOS. For GrapheneOS users, there can be a note or something added saying that Vanadium is also recommended to use, with maybe a short summary of the features Vanadium has and those it lacks.
This is the part which hasn’t been demonstrated in this thread, I think. I would say that there is actually a low chance most readers would prefer Vanadium over Brave, and there isn’t really clear evidence that people are worse off using Brave either.
I actually agree with @Lukas, Vanadium is a lot nicer to use compared to Brave, and I definitely preferred using it when I had GrapheneOS. It’s a good browser and there’s no reason for it to not be mentioned (specifying that it’s GOS-exclusive).
I like Vanadium, it has pros and cons, since I use them both, but I’d definitely take it over brave anytime, as a long time gos and pixel user (this coming from a win brave user).
Im in favor of adding it to the list of recommended browser.
its fast, clean, no bs
overall feels more secure, fastest patches
supports bitwarden inline fill (brave cannot use this feature, you need to activate all 4 options in bitwarden - overlay, accessibility etc. I hate this, so Im using brave only for loginless sites).
cant have bottom toolbar (I am used to typing and having the sites on the bottom).
ads on mobile (I do run my own adguard+unbound, but I dont always activate vpn (my wireguard server) when away and on mobile data - either I forget or I need baterry. Some ads do slip through.