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ruup
28-11-2013, 12:54 PM
Just started using this...

http://www.epicbrowser.com/index.html#three

Anyone else used it?

wainuitech
28-11-2013, 01:41 PM
Gave it a go -- Two negative things:

1. If you use gmail it doesn't work in the privacy / tracking
we would strongly recommend you not log into Gmail while using Epic. Google’s new privacy policy allows it to aggregate your personal data across all its services. So if you’re logged into Gmail, then Google can track your searches.

2.
Using the proxy will route your browsing through a different IP address effectively hiding your actual IP, but Epic does support Flash which websites can potentially use to gain your actual IP. Java and other plugins can also leak your actual IP. Errr FAIL, looked up whatsmyIP and as soon as I had typed in whats my The IP address popped up. :groan: So much for that. Not that Its a worry, but so far two items it claimed to do it failed at.

Think I'll personally give it a miss ;)

ruup
28-11-2013, 01:50 PM
5333Hi wainuitech,just checked my IP and it shows I'm in New Jerse y (which I am not).I use Gmail several times an hour Had have had no issues at all

wainuitech
28-11-2013, 02:54 PM
5333Hi wainuitech,just checked my IP and it shows I'm in New Jerse y (which I am not).I use Gmail several times an hour Had have had no issues at allSame site, showed mine as it actually is. I masked out part of my IP, but its spot on for both the Address and location = Fail - didn't do what it says.

5334

wainuitech
28-11-2013, 03:11 PM
Edit to above -- OK found the problem. There were some security settings that had not enabled by default. They had to be turned on.

Once enabled it looks like its working, one INTERESTING thing, THIS SITE PressF1 -- the amount of trackers being blocked :eek:

Chilling_Silence
28-11-2013, 03:54 PM
I don't mind, I'm quite happy for search engines to track that it's me and offer me targeted ads as a result. I'd rather see that than viagra ads...

Chilling_Silence
28-11-2013, 03:55 PM
Once enabled it looks like its working, one INTERESTING thing, THIS SITE PressF1 -- the amount of trackers being blocked :eek:
Pix? :D

pcuser42
28-11-2013, 04:11 PM
I don't mind, I'm quite happy for search engines to track that it's me and offer me targeted ads as a result. I'd rather see that than viagra ads...I'd rather see no ads at all :p

wainuitech
28-11-2013, 04:18 PM
Pix? :D Do you know how fast ya have to be to open a snipping tool, and capture the message LOL :D Of course its stopping / blocking them as you go. Cant locate where the list is (Yet) and their forums are no help in answering. Someone did ask, but no reply.

Anyway -- Bottom right hand corner of the following Picture:

5335

its semi transparent

wainuitech
28-11-2013, 04:23 PM
OK stupid thing double posted, BUT as I posted and edited the above -- Again bottom right hand corner

5337

Flippin hell, every time you go to type /edit something a pop up re the trackers :mad: Stops things dead so had to disable it again.

John H
29-11-2013, 09:23 AM
I tried Epic, but there seems to be a problem that I can't solve. I log into a website, agree for Epic to save the password, and then the next time I open the browser, I have to log in all over again. Thus far I haven't been able to persuade it to save my login and password for any site between sessions.

Is this a feature of the browser's privacy approach, or am I doing something wrong?

wainuitech
29-11-2013, 09:29 AM
I tried Epic, but there seems to be a problem that I can't solve. I log into a website, agree for Epic to save the password, and then the next time I open the browser, I have to log in all over again. Thus far I haven't been able to persuade it to save my login and password for any site between sessions.

Is this a feature of the browser's privacy approach, or am I doing something wrong? looks like it could be the Browser, had the exact same thing happen when I tried it. Also it doesn't save any history or previously visited sites.

CliveM
29-11-2013, 09:35 AM
looks like it could be the Browser, had the exact same thing happen when I tried it. Also it doesn't save any history or previously visited sites.

I thought that the whole point of it was that it would not retain anything. It would appear to be designed for the paranoid or those involved in illegal activity.

Chilling_Silence
29-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Yeah every time you close the browser, it says it wipes *everything*! It's a feature, not a bug.

Most of those things you're seeing look like the "Facebook share " thing thats up the top, along with Google Ads. That's the 2 for when you're replying to a message, at least?

John H
29-11-2013, 10:14 AM
OK, so it is not my usual incompetence kicking in then... Sad, because it is a nice looking browser - simple and fast. Unfortunately I tend to only use a browser for sites that require logging into like this one, my banks, Forest of Dean, MobileRead, etc etc, and I have ended up with different passwords or login names on all of them, which I have difficulty remembering... Looks like it is back to FF, and CCleaner to get rid of the crud. Thanks guys.

John H
04-12-2013, 02:24 PM
I didn't bother to uninstall Epic until today. Over the past few days, I have noticed that there is a new Epic shortcut on the desktop, which I always keep free of programme shortcuts. Each time I deleted it, and each time it came back. Looks like it has been updating itself automatically.

Can't abide that sort of behaviour, so I asked Revo Uninstaller to deal to it.

wainuitech
04-12-2013, 03:27 PM
I didn't bother to uninstall Epic until today. Over the past few days, I have noticed that there is a new Epic shortcut on the desktop, which I always keep free of programme shortcuts. Each time I deleted it, and each time it came back. Looks like it has been updating itself automatically.

Can't abide that sort of behaviour, so I asked Revo Uninstaller to deal to it. :+1: Ditto - just uninstaleld it as well today. It wasn't so much the Icon reappearing, that I could live with, but the slowness :groan:, sites taking ages to open if at all.

Pressf1 and many other web sites in Epic was taking at least 3-4 minutes to open, where as in iron, IE, or firfox it was instant.