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Google Chrome isn't secure: Here are 6 safe, secure browsers

Ramya Patelkhana


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02 Jun 2018: Google Chrome isn't secure: Here are 6 safe, secure browsers

Google Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular browser, but unfortunately, it's not among the most secure ones as it spies on its users.

It's actually shocking how Google tracks users to collect, store, and use their data, including location information, search details, app usage data, YouTube history, emails, etc.

So, here are 6 safer and secure browsers for those concerned about privacy.

Tor Browser: This secure browser deletes your history upon session termination

Tor Browser was developed by Tor Project to address internet users' privacy issues following a spike in privacy breaches.

It can be used on Windows, Mac, and Linux; users can also run it from USB flash drives.

It has pre-configured security features and HTTPS Everywhere to protect users' anonymity; it's used for secure browsing. It deletes users' sensitive information once a session is terminated.

Brave Browser: Brave offers a good Chrome and Safari alternative

Brave is a Chromium-based web browser that comes with built-in ad-blocker, script blocker, tracking protector, and is integrated with HTTPS Everywhere. It also offers anti-fingerprinting and protection against WebRTC leak.

The lightweight browser, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac users, is a great alternative to Chrome and Safari. Brave claims to improve users' online privacy by sharing "less data" with advertisers.

Dooble Browser: This browser's main focus is privacy, security

Dooble is another lightweight multi-platform browser that comes with a lot of privacy features.

It is among the top most secure browsers and is available for Windows, Linux, OS X.

Dooble operates in the "private mode" by default; also, the HTTPS protocol is active by default. Users can see and prevent what data websites are tracking; all the user data can be encrypted.

DuckDuckGo: Take control of your personal info online with DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is a popular Internet search engine for those concerned about their privacy while using Google, Bing, and other major search engines.

It also avoids personalized search results "filter bubble" as it doesn't "profile" searchers and claims it returns same results to anyone. It blocks advertising trackers.

It doesn't use cookies for identifying users and also discards all user-related information from server logs.

HTTPS Everywhere: This plug-in automatically forces websites to use HTTPS whenever possible

HTTPS Everywhere is a web browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.

It secures the browser by verifying the URL and security features on every webpage. The plug-in was developed by The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Simply put, HTTPS Everywhere automatically makes the websites use HTTPS connection instead of the less secure HTTP if the site supports it.

Cocoon: Cocoon keeps all the user data safe from websites

Cocoon is another browser plugin that offers safety, security, and privacy as well; users are protected against spam, spyware, malware, and viruses.

It "unplugs" the user's computer from the Internet and instead routes them through Cocoon servers; also, users can't be tracked.

Users' browsing history, personal information, passwords, etc. are secure and no data is revealed to the websites visited by the users.