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Keep Your Browsing Safe and Anonymous – Five Browsers to Recommend

The first step is to install a private browser if you take your online privacy seriously.

All of user data was obtained by browsers such as Chrome, Edge and Safari. It includes apps and accounts login information, cookies, auto fill data (on login forms). This includes search history, login credentials. This is used to create user profiles to help advertisers to push targeted advertisements to you later.

This article will introduce some browers that can be alternatives for Safari, Edge and Chrome. They make little (if any) practical (tracking) for the companies that developed them, many of which even have built-in website-based security setting to avoide the websites from being tracked.

Browsers with highest privacy proteciton
Firefox

Firefox is an open source unblock websites browser that is fast and private and has been thoroughly reviewed, which shows that it does just what it says. The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization, is developing the foundation.

Firefox is probably as safe as Chrome at least. From ground level to speed improvement, the new (specific)’Quantum’ rendering motor is included in the tracking protection integrated into the interface.

Firefox now also provides the most common form of browser fingerprinting, integrated fingerprint protection against canvas.

The fact that Firefox doesn’t follow the web browsers for targeting ads on you is an advance of its mainstream competition.

Tor Browser

Tor Browser has been designed to secure Tor anonymity network access. Tor Browser is Firefox-based but features additional security.

It has following major characteristics:
It adopts HTTPS EVERYWHERE and NoScript (all scripts deactivated default)
It does not use browser plugins like Flash, QuicTime and RealPlayer
It’s default search engine is Disconnect.me
It works with the Private Browsing mode

Waterfox

Waterfox is a Firefox-based open-source browser. It is quite like a plain version of vanilla Firefox 56, and it doesn’t seem to develop any further. It ensures all old add-ons for Firefox and new add-ons are supported. It provides tracking security and synchronizes with your Firefox regular account. Waterfox has reported some stability issues, but they only affect a small minority of users.

Waterfox is basically a one-man venture, so that Waterfox provides the new Firefox security patches seems to be doing a good job. The concern is that these updates are for another Firefox update (now 66.0.3). This may result in the unmatched vulnerabilities of Firefox 56 (and earlier).

For Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android, Waterfox is free.

Brave

In this round, in contrast to all other browsers, Breve is based on Chromium rather than Firefox. Chromium is Chrome’s open-source code, all of which has been withdrawn (at least theoretically).

It has a built-in ad blocer, which comes completely with a tracking defense, the script blocker as well as the features of HTTPS-Everywhere. Brave also offers a fingerprint security with a single click. So everybody used to feel at home instantly.

Nonetheless, Brave is a controversial choice… Brave allows you to support yourself through an ad replacement programme. The CEO of Brave Software is ex-Mozilla Chief and JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich. In 2014, he was forced to leave Mozilla after donating $1,000 to support preventing LGBTQ Marriage in California. This may affect people’s decision for choosing to use Brave, as users may not want to pay to someone holding this kind of opinion.

Pale Moon

Pale Moon is the Firefox Open Source Fork which is lightweight and highly adaptable. Contrary to Waterfox, the Firefox code is totally separated. It supports many, but not all, classic Firefox add-ons.

It’s not supporting Firefox’s new add-ons for WebExtensions, but it has a growing list of add-ons explicitly updated for Pale Moon.

Much of Pale Moon’s keys have been modified from recent Firefox iterations, but the most customisable XUL-based front-end is still the last one to be seen on Firefox 28. This includes support for a wide variety of individual topics and skins.

Although it offers “near adherence with official web standards and requirements,” Pale Moon continues to work with full HTML5 and CSS3 support so that it can fail when it is making a few web pages. Many users say it is behind Pale Moon does not have special data protection, but it does not contain some questionable code which can encroach on the privacy of other web browsers.

Besides using secure browsers, using a VPN while visiting websites is another good method. It can encrypt users’ online browsing information, so for examples, their preferences will not be detected by the browsers.

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