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I have a personal preference for FF - mainly because I use it on the Mac's I have But in my ignorance I am unsure whether it is "safe" to install on Pi4 under Raspi.

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    You should probably put your RPi in a Faraday cage and do not connect anything if you want to be "safe". – Swedgin Jul 14 '20 at 15:12
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    Pretty sure the dark army can still do things via quantum entanglement there. To be safe you have to disconnect it from any power source. – goldilocks Jul 14 '20 at 15:26
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Firefox is better than any other browser, Even Chromium is a processing hog for Raspbian. You can use FF if you want.

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Dunno why you would think it might not be safe on the Pi if it is safe on the Mac. Anyway, it's in the normal repositories -- try:

apt search firefox

I think the thing you want is firefox-esr (but see below). Anything in the repo can be considered as "reasonably safe": Obviously any and all software is susceptible to bugs and security issues; Debian, which is the foundation of Raspbian/RpiOS, is very good at identifying and dealing with the latter.

WRT firefox, there's a bit of a weird history within Debian derived distros. Basically, there is/was a version of firefox called "iceweasel" that was used to circumvent some copyright issues. It's still in buster as "a transitional package which can be safely removed". I just mention this because you may see it referred to elsewhere particularly in older information.

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  • I had read about Iceweasel BUT where I came across the notion that FF was an issue I cannot remember! And yes, I know nothing is 100% safe – forestDM Jul 14 '20 at 21:15

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