SRWare Iron: The browser of the future – based on the free Sourcecode “Chromium” – without any problems at privacy and security
Google’s Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features. But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome – but without the critical points that the privacy concern.
We could therefore create a browser with which you can now use the innovative features without worrying about your privacy.
Frequently asked questions
I don’t know what it’s about here. What is Iron?
Iron ist an Internet-Browser like “Internet Explorer”, “Firefox” oder “Opera”. It is based on the “Chromium” Sourcecode. You can get Iron for free here.
I read about tools, which try to anonymize Chrome. Why not use these?
Right, there are tools, which try to do the same than Iron. But these don’t work with the sourcecode and so they only provide a limited control. E.g. they can’t disbale functions like th URL-Tracker.
Can i really check that Iron doesn’t submit any private data, how you say?
Yes, you can. There are tools like Wireshark, which scan the whole network-traffic. We could not recognize any obvious activity. But you can proof this by yourself.
PS: We also disabled the DNS-Precaching by default, because this could perhaps used by spammers.
Can’t i just use an precompiled unchanged Chromium-Build from the Google Server?
This is not useful because the original Chromium-Builds have nearly the same functions inside than the original Chrome. We can only provide Iron because we massively modified the source.
Iron is free and OpenSource. You can get it here