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Pale Moon is a Firefox fork that has rightfully developed into its own product.

While its main emphasis appears to be customizability, Pale Moon also places a fair amount of emphasis on being a smooth, secure, and private browser.

Today, we do our best to find out whether Pale Moon can be co...

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Have you noticed that you receive different search results based on your search history? Location? Device? And what seems to be a combination of other factors?

Have you recently searched for one thing extensively in a short period of time, and now somehow everything you search is now tied to that...

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The DNS system is the ever reliant phone book of the Internet. It plays a large part in what makes the today's Internet so easy to use and browse as so many of us do.

But were you aware that the standard implementation of DNS is, by nature, highly insecure? Did you know that this insecurity poses...

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Revised 4 SEP 2021.

When configured properly, Mozilla Firefox offers great privacy and security.

However, achieving a higher level of privacy and security in Mozilla Firefox requires many tweaks across all levels. Some users may not be too comfortable with this and may prefer an out-of-the-box...

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Odds are you've heard of "Incognito mode." Odds also are that you may think Incognito mode (or other names for "private browsing" such as inPrivate) protects your privacy while browsing the web.

Well, unfortunately, here's the truth: "Incognito mode" doesn't do that much for your online privacy.

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The Iridium browser makes several claims to protect user privacy.

Its most notable claim is that it doesn't "phone home." Additionally, Iridium is relatively "de-googled."

However, how does this privacy browser stack up on other fronts in addition to its claims?

ATH aims to find out.

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