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How secure and private your browser is?”

“When people browse some particular sites which might carry virus or malicious programs such as porn sites while still want to see the content of the website, I bet most of them would open the ”privacy mode”so that they feel that they are not tracked and their personal information would not be revealed. But is this viewpoint real correct?”

 

Although the names may not be the same, most major browsers offer “Privacy Newly Opened Pages. The average user may see the word “Privacy” and feel that their information will not flow out and there is considerable protection. However, with the privacy mode, your information is really not tracked by the website? In fact, this statement is untenable, and even “not being tracked” is not the true correct way to use the browser’s privacy mode.

For example, with Chrome browser, you can ensure that no history, cookies or passwords are saved after your browser is closed. But in the process, the files you download or the bookmarks you create will still be retained. The privacy mode of Firefox is exactly similar.

You could find bellows description on Chrome’s official website page:

If you enable “Do Not Track”, it means that your browsing traffic will include a request. Any impact is dependent on whether the site responds to the request and how to interpret the request. For example, some sites may show you ads after receiving this request (these ads are not based on other sites you’ve visited). Many websites still collect and use your browsing data for some purposes, for example, to improve security, to provide relevant content, services, advertisements and recommendations, and to generate reporting statistics.

It’s clear that the incognito mode only prevents Chrome from storing your site browsing activity, but it does not prevent other sources from seeing which sites you’ve visited, including:

• Internet Service Provider

• Your employer (if you are using a company’s computer)

• The website you visited

 

In fact, In addition to the mainstream browsers like Firefox and chrome, there are other browsers also be able to provide a relatively good browsing environment. Just like the Epic Privacy Browser, which is also based on the Chromium project. This browser contains all the features of Chrome, but provides better security and privacy when browsing the web. So if you’re not an avid fan of Chrome, but more tend to use Mozilla, you can choose the Comodo Ice Dragon version as your safest browser.

The main advantages of this browser are:

• Validation technology that identifies secure SSL certificates

• Cookies and other tracking technologies

• Browser tracking download files

 

Finally, we selected that the top five most privacy browsers in 2019 are:

1. Google Chrome;

2. Tor;

3. Epic Privacy Browser;

4. Microsoft Edge;

5. Opera.

 

However, if you are looking for the most privacy browser, you should choose your browser based on your preferences. Consider seeing how much personal information you want to disclose to developers, Google, or third parties, whether you like to see ads during browsing, and more. All of the above browsers protect you from cybercriminals. So make sure you choose the one that works best for you.

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