Web browsers are the gateway to the internet so it is no surprise that they often become the target of companies or hackers who want to collect information about YOU! Not only can websites can track you, but browsers themselves can also send back information about you to the browser’s parent company – In other words, your browsers become spies for the likes of Google or Microsoft and send all these information back to them to monetize! This video will compare the most popular browser options out there and help you make an informed decision best suited to you!
The major browsers discussed in this video are Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Tor Browser, Microsoft Edge, and Brave. There is often a trade-off between privacy and convenience with browsers, but there are some great options that give you a good degree of both.
An important note: A privacy-focused browser is essential for private internet usage… but it’s not sufficient. There are many ways your internet usage can be tracked. To learn more, check out some of the other videos in my privacy series, that will give you a great introduction to how to live a modern, privacy-conscious lifestyle!
Btw a browser is different from a search engine. For the most private search engines, see this video: https://youtu.be/o4sMstvwi0I
Written by Reuben Yap
Edited by Lee Rennie
Associate producer: Will Sandoval
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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald
What has the government done to our money – Rothbard
Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!
Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076
USB-C to ethernet adapter:
Lightening to ethernet adapter:
Faraday bag wallet (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, and phone)
Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)
Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe!)
Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data)
Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)
Privacy Tip: Don’t use wifi, and if you must, append the tag ‘_nomap’ or ‘_optout’ to your SSID to stop other websites tracking your location.