One of the most important things as an Internet user is to keep your data safe and private. Not only social media websites, but your regular browser also keeps track of all your search results and your location, your financial transactions and your purchases – and honestly, that data can be lethal in wrong hands.
If you are concerned about your privacy, here’s a list of secure, fast, and privacy-based browsers that you should use instead of Chrome, Edge, or Safari:
One of the most loved browsers for privacy, TOR(The Onion Router) comes with advanced features for security, data protection, privacy and anonymity. Although the downside of Tor is that it uses network hops to protect your identity, which means that downloads on this browser can be quite slow. Best way is to install a VPN, and disable the Tor network before you start using Tor.
DuckDuckGo is opposed to Google’s data mining tactics, and it blocks the tracking cookies that try to capture your identity. It doesn’t track your browser history and gives you the option to set a timer that can self-erase the browser history.
Developed by Mozilla, Firefox Focus is designed to block the advertisements with hidden cookie trackers. Although it’s currently unavailable for Android, and we might have to wait.
Built by the co-founders of Opera Software, Vivaldi is built on open-source Chromium (like Brave and Chrome browser). It never collects or tracks your data, and other features of this browser include a completely customizable user interface where you can view websites in side panels while keeping the main window open.
Brave browser is also built on open-source Chromium, and it is fast, secure and comes with a built-in ad blocker. It blocks website trackers and third-party cookies. Best part is, it pays the content creators by its own Ethereum-based cryptocurrency to compensate for the losses incurred by user’s data protection.
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