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Most browsers have the "Do Not Track" feature in their settings. You might have this setting enabled or you might not.

But what does "Do Not Track" really do? Does it do what the name implies? Does it matter if it is even enabled or not? You might be shocked at the answers...

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Google owns a lot of products that don't include "Google" in the name.

But are you aware of the notable products/services they own that aren't "Google" this or "Google" that?

More importantly, do you use or regularly interact with any of these products or services?

This is a post in our series...

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Avast's "Secure browser" has been around for a while now.

Once a bundled feature with the premium version of its famous antivirus, Avast's Secure Browser is now a (free) standalone product.

Of course, the question of just how "secure" and "private" this browser truly is remains to be seen.

Let...

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As you may or may not know, Facebook is notorious for buying out competition.

This is especially true when that competition is something they can't beat outright or poses a serious threat to "their market." Instead of competing, they whip out their wallet and fork over cash.

Not to mention, y...

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The short answer is: Yes! You should've been using a browser focused on privacy yesteryear.

Privacy browsers are "normal" browsers that have privacy and security at the forefronts of their function. Ideally, they are open-source so that their source code can be read or compiled from source by the...

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For those who don't wish to download Chromium extensions from the Chrome Web Store, there is (fortunately) an alternative: you can install Chromium extensions manually. No Google account required.

While this guide is primarily for people using Ungoogled Chromium, it can apply to other Chromium...

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