There are some issues with https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/Chromium
Chromium Doesnt give your Freedom of Modifications
chrome://flags which is similar to
about:config. For the example mentioned, there is the
Distribution of Adobe “Pepper” Flash Player proprietary plugin
Chromium hasn’t shipped with Flash for a long time.
Chromium reduced capabilities to plugin with adblocker
The goal of manifest v3 is not to neuter ad blockers. It allows content filtering in a more secure way while also not allowing extensions to spy on users extensively. It doesn’t kill ad blocking - it only provides a safer way of doing it. Manifest v3 removes the legacy
webRequest and replaces it with
Besides, this hasn’t even been implemented yet and likely won’t be for a long time. Other browsers will probably follow suit too. For example, this is how it already works in Safari.
Chromium: secretly stores referrer and URL for downloaded files
Chromium: unconditionally downloads binary blob
These are bugs that were fixed.
Questionable Chromium Privacy
Chromium has some telemetry by default but it can all be disabled in the settings. By default, it’s actually less invasive than others like Firefox.
Google Chrome and (weird) DNS requests
This isn’t weird. It improves page load time and is a standard thing that’s done in other browsers like Firefox. It can also be disabled.