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

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. Learn about different tracking techniques and the best way to defend against them.

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Latest Posts

Vivaldi openly markets itself as a privacy browser that has a cool UX with native productivity tools.

Perhaps two of its biggest "selling points" are its native ad/tracker blocker and its tab management features.

Does it offer anything more than this? Can it be considered a privacy browser?

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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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