Re: Does it phone home?
"Security and privacy are different things"
Quite right; but ignorance is bliss, and the experience must be blissful. As a previous poster indicated, they don't understand trusted roots and signing. Of course not--that's all in the cloud, isn't it? 
As Microsoft (and other USAian tech companies) _introduced_ viruses I don't see why they should be allowed to state that things like 'safescreen' are for our benefit. They only exist because of shit decisions in the first place.
Can I think of something better? Sure, but it ain't gonna be eye-candy. And that's why I won't compete.
 Surely a 'safe' browser should inform you every time the list of roots changes?