Safari vs Chrome Security and Privacy: Which is better?

vkd

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Safari vs Chrome Security and Privacy: Which is better?
I am looking to see what people think about Safari (9 to 10+) and Chrome (Version 52+) in regards to security and privacy. But specifically on MacOS and not on iOS or Windows. I have yet to find a compelling article on comparing both. Thanks!

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macappleguy8

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I wouldn't recommend using a "secure" version of Chrome. These forks of Chrome are never properly supported and usually result in potentially more risk than just using Chrome.

I was really hoping to inspire a discussion of the in-depth pros and cons of various privacy and security features on the Chrome browser and the Safari browser ... sigh.
[doublepost=1472695775][/doublepost]I guess I'll have to attempt to get things going ...

According to my research Chrome has excellent security and sandboxing features. But it's developed by Google who is known to harvest data from their various products.

Safari is also considered secure, but there are those who argue that Safari is not updated often enough. Therefore more susceptible to possible vulnerabilities.

Feel free to chime in and correct me where I may be wrong ... I look forward to seeing some of your comments.
 

maflynn

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I would Safari, given Google products always phone home and reports various data elements on each user to help sell advertisements
 

Fishrrman

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Chrome = google.
Security? google? This is a joke, right?

If I need a browser other than Safari, I use:
- Firefox
- Epic privacy browser
- iCab
 

macappleguy8

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Mar 14, 2015
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Chrome = google.
Security? google? This is a joke, right?

If I need a browser other than Safari, I use:
- Firefox
- Epic privacy browser
- iCab
Google Chrome is actually very good with in regards to security. The problem is PRIVACY.
 
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