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avoidthehack! promotes online privacy and security awareness.

We believe you have the right to control and protect your data.

Privacy Browsers

Privacy browsers both respect your privacy and help prevent websites, web services, and web apps from tracking your browsing activity across the internet.

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Password Management

Your passwords hold the keys to your digital kingdom. Learn about password best practices and read up on password managers.

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Private Search Engines

Private search engines respect your privacy. They don't track you, create shadow profiles of you, or try to connect who you are to what you're searching.

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Tracker Blocking

Trackers follow you around the internet, gathering all kinds of data about your activities. Learn about different tracking techniques and the best way to defend against them.

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DNS Providers

Trusted DNS Providers provide DNS-over-HTTPS and other DNS security features while respecting user privacy. Learn about DNS resolvers and how selecting a privacy-centric resolver benefits your privacy.

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Operating Systems

The operating system is the command center of your entire device. Learn how popular operating systems are known to be not-so-privacy friendly and what you can do about this.

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The Brave browser is one of the more popular privacy browsers out there.

It's a full-featured browser available for many of the most popular platforms across mobile and desktop systems.

However, even though the browser is free and open source, the company behind it (Brave) has been involved in...

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Most Android phones are going to come from the factory with Google Chrome installed... which is yuck.

But you don't need to worry too much; on most Android phones, you can uninstall Google Chrome and replace it with a privacy-respecting alternative.

You should be aware that not all browsers li...

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The Brave browser and Firefox Focus are both privacy browsers with millions of active users across the globe.

Both browsers also retain enough functionality to keep up with the "ease-of-use" and convenience factor of more mainstream browsers such as Safari and Google Chrome.

Today, w...

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Firefox and Firefox Focus.

These two browsers share many things. Developers, browser engines, the ability to allow us to easily browse the internet. Even the names and logos are similar.

However, I will say this: these two browsers are very different, despite the similarities.

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I'm just going to go ahead and say it:

Edge, the default browser for Windows 10, sucks.

Edge especially sucks for privacy. Yes, even the "new and improved" Microsoft Edge that is based on the Chromium framework.

It still sucks.

(If you want to dig a little deeper into how much Edge sucks...

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Unfortunately, you can't just outright delete Safari on a regular iPhone.

But you can absolutely minimize your use of it by downloading, installing, and using a browser focused on your privacy!

(Another option is configuring Safari for privacy on iOS.)

These privacy browsers are all availab...

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