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It’s Time to Quit Chrome

Google’s Chrome browser is by far the most popular on the planet – it runs on 67% of desktop computers globally. But Chrome is also one of the worst for user privacy and it’s about to get even worse. We need to support private alternatives or they may not exist much longer. Google Chrome & […]

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New Privacy Tool: Mullvad Browser

As if responding to my previous blog article on web fingerprinting, Mullvad (a very respectably VPN company) has just released a new web browser specifically designed to hide your identity – partly by attempting to defeat fingerprinting. As you might expect, there are pros and cons. Here’s my first-blush review. What is the Mullvad Browser?

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How to Block Web Fingerprinting

Advertisers desperately want to track you as you traverse the web. They want to know as much about you as possible so that they can target you with ads. Knowing which sites you visit, when you visit them, how long you stay there, what you do while you’re there, and even how you move from

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Total Cookie Protection?

Mozilla just released a new version of their Firefox web browser. The key new feature is something they’re calling Total Cookie Protection. This feature was accessible in earlier versions of Firefox, but now it’s supposedly on for everyone by default. But is it? The very fact that I have to ask the question should raise

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Which is the Most Private Browser?

[NOTE: See update at the end of this article. Some important new options are available.] Several years ago, I wrote a comprehensive article on choosing a secure and private browser. I called it Browser Safety: Choose Your Weapon. But I decided it was time to update this article and focus instead on privacy. Security is

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