Most web browsers access your geographic location through an IP address to provide local search results. Your browser may also have access to the device’s built-in camera and microphone. This is of course very convenient, but there are huge security risks.
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The browser is your gateway to the Internet, and cybercriminals want to take this opportunity to take advantage of you. If you are ready to switch to a more privacy-conscious browser, or to see if your browser is on my list, please continue reading.
Best overall privacy browser: Brave
If you are tired of tracking your trackers, ads, and codes that require a lot of data on the Internet, then Brave is your browser. Brave̵
The browser’s default settings block harmful spam, such as malware, phishing, and malicious advertisements and plug-ins, which may harm your computer.
Ads and trackers are blocked by default. Due to the stoppage, Brave stated that it is three times faster than Chrome’s overall speed, and loading major websites is six times faster than its competitors.
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“Brave” is free to use, but you can enable “Brave” to give back to the websites you visit most often. Once enabled, “Respect for Privacy” ads will be displayed to support what you see. Keep your browsing history private.
How is the user experience? It runs on the Chromium source code, which provides support for Google Chrome, so you may find it familiar.
Download Brave for free here. It can also be used as an application on Apple and Android devices.
The best customizable privacy browser: Firefox
Mozilla’s Firefox calls itself a fast browser that “will not sell you”. Detect topics here? Firefox collects very little data, and you don’t even need to provide an email address to download it.
By default, it also blocks the tracker, so you don’t need to change any settings.
Custom features make Firefox stand out. You can use global protection levels, such as “strict” or “standard”, or use custom routes. You can precisely select the trackers and scripts blocked by Firefox to get the experience you want.
Regarding privacy, it has a lot of troubles: built-in password manager, alerts for website violations, private browsing mode and secure form auto-fill function.
Firefox is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and smartphones, and can be easily synchronized between all devices. Click here to test with Firefox on your computer. Or click to download Apple or Android.
Related privacy fixes: How to delete cookies from your phone
The best browser with the highest security: Tor
If you are serious about security, then you may already be using a virtual private network or VPN. Want more anonymity? Go to Tor. The name was originally an acronym for “Onion Router” and is popular among computer-savvy circles.
Before reaching your destination, Tor runs your connection through multiple servers around the world. Your data is encrypted between each “node”, which adds a layer of protection and therefore the onion logo.
Tor has been used for illegal online activities, but the software itself is completely legal and will not cause any problems. This is usually the way to the dark web. You can read about how to access it and what you found.
Tor runs on a modified version of the Firefox browser. You can download Tor here.
The best privacy browser on Mac: Safari
For convenience, many people use the browser that comes with the computer. If you have a Mac, this is a good thing. Safari prevents cross-site tracking, so you can use the most frequently used sites without worrying about being followed.
Safari uses Google as its default search browser, which blocks malicious websites and protects you from malware and phishing scams. It also blocks pop-up windows.
Safari’s built-in password manager (keychain) can let you know if your saved website involves a data breach, and can help you change your password. Download Safari directly from Apple here.
Alternative option: Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has said to Internet Explorer for so long that the new Edge is a powerful browser with many built-in privacy features. It can also run on Chromium, and it feels a lot like Google Chrome.
Edge provides protection from tracking programs and prevents advertising providers from monitoring your activities and getting to know you in detail.
Choose the restriction level you want from the three settings, and then you can decide which sites to block according to the situation. Want to know what Edge blocked a specific site? Click the lock icon on the left side of the URL, and then click “Tracker” to get the list.
If you visit an infected website, Edge’s built-in password monitor will alert you and prompt you to change your password to a stronger password. You can enter it yourself or use the suggested password.
If you are using Windows, please refer to the following five tips to make you a professional. You may have Edge installed on your computer. If not, please click or click here to download.
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