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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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Waterfox came into the browser scene in 2011, coming right out the box with official x64 support (a rarity among browsers at the time) and promoted itself as an "ethical browser."

However, many things have changed in the browser landscape, and even the Waterfox project as whole since 2011.

With...

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Linux and macOS users: avoidthehack! could never forget about you!

While many of the privacy browsers for Windows also work well on Linux and MacOS, naturally we believe that the Linux and MacOS Systems deserved their own list of recommended privacy browsers.

As we must remind you, if you are us...

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WebRTC can prove useful when you need to use it.

However, did you know that a critical flaw in WebRTC that has yet to be adequately addressed across all browsers leaks your internal (or true) IP address?

And did you know that the browser will leak your true IP address, even if you're using a c...

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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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