Consumers are being tracked, profiled & targeted online. It must end.

14 companies including Vivaldi urge policymakers in the US and EU to ban surveillance advertising. Read the open letter 👇…
Take a stand & #BanSurveillanceAdvertising 14 companies join the call to ban surveillance-based adverti
The letter supports @Forbrukerradet report on #bansurveillanceadvertising. We are proud to join the international coalition of consumer rights organizations, civil rights groups, NGOs, academics, researchers, and privacy enthusiasts.…
Data profiling is not necessary for advertising.
🎯And we agree with @Fastmail @BronGondwana

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9 Jun
Goodbye, Big Tech. Hello, Vivaldi 4.0! 💪

A privacy-friendly foursome just landed in your browser:

🔠 Vivaldi Translate powered by @lingvanex
📫 Mail Beta
📅 Calendar Beta
🍔 Feed Reader Beta

A thread on this enormous update👇…
The star of the show – Vivaldi Translate. A privacy-friendly translation tool built into our desktop and Android browsers powered by @lingvanex.

It's hosted on our servers in Iceland, meaning no more third-parties snooping on your translations. 🍦

Convenience, meet privacy 🤝
Vivaldi Mail Beta is a powerhouse. It's a full-blown email client built into the browser. A new hub for managing all of your accounts in one unified Inbox.

Zero tracking, deep functionality. No one reading your emails for profit.

Also... Vivaldi's tabs + Mail =🔥
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5 Jun 19
Recently, @Google announced a change to Chromiums’s extensions system that would disable the API which makes it possible to block ads. Here’s what we think.
@Google The phasing out of the webRequest API would break the technology many ad blocking apps such as @AdblockPlus, @uBlockOrigin, and @Ghostery run on.

An alternative API is being developed but for now, it won’t fully replace the webRequest API.
Surprise, surprise – the response was loud and clear! Many of you. Users and extension developers alike have criticized Google for limiting the users’ ability to browse the web ad-free.
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24 Jan 19
Your browser is (probably) one of the apps you use most throughout the day. What can it do to protect your privacy online? Let's take a look.

#privacy #Security #YourBrowserMatters
Your browser:

1. Secures your connection to websites.

When you connect to a secure (https) website, your browser establishes a secure connection with that website. All data is encrypted so that only the browser and the website can see what is being sent over the connection. 🔒 The site info pane in Vivaldi browser
2. It checks for certificates.

Your browser checks the certificates sent by the website to make sure you’re connecting to the real domain. That stops attackers from pretending to be that website. Simply put, an attacker will not have the website’s certificate.
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