Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
Programing language: C, C++, Java
First release: March 2, 2018
ungoogled-chromium – a Chromium based web browser, a lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency.
In descending order of significance (i.e. most important objective first):
– ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services.
– ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
– ungoogled-chromium features tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency. However, almost all of these features must be manually activated or enabled.
Without signing in to a Google Account, Chromium does pretty well in terms of security and privacy. However, Chromium still has some dependency on Google web services and binaries. In addition, Google designed Chromium to be easy and intuitive for users, which means they compromise on transparency and control of internal operations.