Mozilla Firefox internet browser is launching an effort against “fake news” with fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar & George Soros
Most of us tend to choose a web browser and stick with it for years. It can be hard to break away from your comfort zone – especially when you’ve become used to its quirks – but trying a different browser can greatly improve your experience on the web.
Whether it’s enhanced security, improved speed, or greater flexibility through customizable options and plugins, the right browser can have a huge effect on your online life. Here we’ve put the biggest browsers through their paces (plus one that you might not be familiar with) to identify the one that does the best job of ticking all those boxes, but if you have a particular concern then read on to see if there’s an alternative that might be better suited to your needs.
There are several lesser known alternative browsers that put it’s users first. The Epic Privacy Browser protects against tracking & includes a built-in VPN that protects your browsing history from your ISP & other data collectors and secures you on public WiFi. Epic is only available for Mac/PC
Dragon is Comodo’s web browser based on Chromium, with highest level of security. Comodo IceDragon is Mozilla Firefox infused with an unparalleled level of security. Available for Windows platforms with integrated DNS service.
Tor Browser is, perhaps unjustly, most regularly associated with the seedy underworld of the dark web. While it’s true that you can use this web browser to access otherwise unlisted sites, Tor’s privacy aspects – where your traffic is routed through random nodes the world over, making it very hard to track – are its real asset.
Tor Browser is really a package of tools; Tor itself, a heavily modified version of the Firefox Extended Support release, and a number of other privacy packages that combine to make it the most secure browsing experience you’re likely to find. Nothing is tracked, nothing is stored, and you can forget about bookmarks and cookies.
What’s your favorite browser?
- Google to block all anti-cancer, “anti-vax” and anti-GMO websites at the browser level as tech giant goes all-in with pharma drug cartels
- Mozilla’s open-source move 20 years ago helped rewrite rules of tech – CNET
- ‘Ungoogled’ is the Chrome browser you love minus the Google
- The Different Types of Privacy Protection | The Firefox Frontier
- The complete list of alternatives to all Google products – TechSpot