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Falkon is a KDE web browser using QtWebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla.

Spyware Level: Probably Not Spyware

When another contributor tested this browser on Linux, it made no unsolicited connections. When I ran it on Windows, it connected to a domain unrelated to the homepage (DuckDuckGo). But, i'm not sure what it was for, and it wasn't reproduced on Linux. This browser is probably fine, but you should run your own tests and email me about what you found or didn't find.

Phoning Home?

On the first run of Falkon, using the 32-bit Windows version, it connected to these addresses, even though I was on its homepage, which seems to be locally stored because it does not create any requests when I go to it normally. I don't know what these are for. Maybe it's a form of phoning home? The first IP is for the domain: github.map.fastly.net which seems to be part of a CDN.

Is Falkon phoning home?