The AME Playbooks give four browsers as options available to the user. Below we outline some basic differences to help you decide.
Supports DRM content
No telemetry by default
Configured by AME
Our recommendation has always been Firefox, as it strikes a good balance between privacy, security, and every-day usability.
While some more extreme privacy-focused browsers come at the cost of usablity, such as worse website compatibility, no automatic updates, or a loss of DRM support, Firefox does not have any of these potential issues.
AME configures Firefox for optimal usability and privacy. This includes setting the search engine to DuckDuckGo, installing uBlock Origin, enabling HTTPS only mode, and disabling telemetry.
This is our go to choice for users that prefer a Chromium based browser for some of the benefits that can have.
While it comes at the cost of both automatic update and DRM (Widevine) support, it supports most use cases, and generally runs without a hitch.
AME configures UGC for optimal usability and privacy. This includes setting the search engine to DuckDuckGo, installing uBlock Origin + Chromium Webstore, and enabling HTTPS only mode.
chrome://settings/cookies → Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows → OFF
chrome://flags/#extension-mime-request-handling → Always prompt for install
Some may prefer a more extreme privacy and security focused browser, and are willing to sacrifice some usability for this purpose.
LibreWolf fits the bill well, with relatively few compatibility issues, and optional support for DRM content.
While controversial, Brave is liked by many, and is among the best of mainstream Chromium based browsers.
It supports everything that has been mentioned here, however it does have a “cluttery” out of the box experience, and also contains ads unless explicitly turned off.