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James and Jae are joined by Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Vivaldi. Jon shares his experience with building two different browsers, the early days of the browser-scape, and why we need to regulate or flat out ban the increasing profiling of users on the web.
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Show Notes

With so many choices in browsers on desktop, mobile, and even our vehicles, it’s important to look under-the-hood to understand the differences between the engines that power your favourite browser. 

Be that Chromium, WebKit, or Gecko, not all browsers are created equal and have varying features and views on the rights of their users. We’re honoured to be joined by Jon von Tetzchner, the CEO of Vivaldi, an open-source and privacy first Chromium powered browser that could replace Google Chrome.

Jon also explains why we need regulation on the increasingly scary amount of user-profiling that’s happening across the web itself, not to mention many browsers and services. 

Do you remember using the early versions of Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Opera, or something equally vintage? Or, maybe you had to develop sites that required myriads of tweaks to make them work across platforms and interpretations of web standards. 

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Chapter Times

  1. 00:00:05: Introductions
  2. 00:04:20: Why So Many Browsers?
  3. 00:18:33: What Makes Vivaldi Different?
  4. 00:26:24: Is Chrome Becoming IE6?
  5. 00:33:06: App Stores
  6. 00:38:36: User Profiling
  7. 00:54:23: A Browser in Your Car?
  8. 01:03:13: Wrapping Up


Intro and outro theme: Ace of Clubs by RoccoW

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