Ask, Allow or Block is like Vivaldi browser’s version of Snog Marry Avoid for popups in 2.9

New global site permissions but rivals still ahead on privacy.

Version 2.9 of Chromium-based web browser Vivaldi boasts a new central control of website permissions.

Employee-owned Vivaldi is based in Oslo, Norway, and claims 1.2 million users. Google Chrome usage is in the billions and Firefox reports over 800 million users on the desktop alone. The privacy-focused Brave claims 8 million active users. So Vivaldi is very, very small.

Small can still be worthwhile, however, and by using the open-source Chromium browser engine, which powers Google Chrome among many others, means that web standards support is good and you can install most Chrome extensions.

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