Use this browser to protect your privacy

use this browser to protect your privacy

Privacy is a myth, my friend

Such a popular line. We all must have heard it at some point in time. It means that today in the internet era, your privacy is a myth. We all know that privacy means protecting our personal information and limiting it to ourselves only. But in the internet era, there is no privacy.

Why is your privacy important?

We have no control over where our information goes when we are connected to the internet. Some tech giants have a monopoly on certain categories of services that we require daily to use the internet.

These companies offer their services for free and for that they take our data. Now, one would ask that how does it matter and what is that data actually?

Many popular websites like Google, Facebook offer their services for absolutely free. They don’t even take a penny from you. You can use it as much as you want. Now, you stop and think for a brief moment that how these billion-dollar companies give their services for absolutely free.

Why are they free?

The reason behind giving these services for free is that they take your data. Now the type of data differs from company to company. The common information that they take is your location, name, email, phone number, which websites do you visit, etc. There are a lot of other factors as well. They use your data to show you advertisements based on your likes, interests. These are also known as targetted ads.

I have written an article on how these digital ads changed the business world. You can check it out here:

Now there is nothing wrong with them to store our information and show us advertisements which are based upon our likings and interests. We also permit them that they can use our information to show us ads. When you sign up for Facebook or create a Gmail account, they have it written in their privacy policy and terms and conditions. But the truth is that majority of people don’t read that including me.

But the real question here arises that how much could we trust these companies with our data?

Which Browser is good?

I really care about my privacy and I don’t want any company to track me of what I am doing on the internet. I spend the majority of my time on my computer and I need a browser that cares for my privacy. To protect your privacy, the best web browser that I can recommend to you will be Brave Browser.

Google Chrome has been dominating the browser category for a very long time and honestly, I was a Chrome fan for a very long time. Earlier Google Chrome use to be a lot better and the best part was it was officially by Google. So the integration of all Google products was very easy with the browser. For the last 2-3 years Chrome has had a lot of problems. It crashed very frequently and you all know that Chrome takes a lot of RAM.

When I learnt about how different websites use trackers to track our activities on the internet, I found out that the Chrome browser doesn’t care about the user’s privacy. Then I found out Brave and I was really impressed that there is a browser in the market that cares about the user’s privacy.

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Here is a link to an article from Brave’s official website where they compared Chrome and Brave in terms of privacy features.

Brave has its in-built tool known as Brave Shields which blocks all the trackers that track you when you visit a certain website. This prevents those website’s to know what you are doing on the internet. Also when you visit a certain website that is malicious and could install some malicious code on your device, Brave Shields prevents that.

Now, I know there are extensions in Google Chrome like Ad Blockers that prevents the trackers from tracking us. But those are not as efficient as Brave Shields. I was using one adblocker but it caused a lot of problems and they are not able to block all the trackers. Sometimes the site would even break because of it.

Also, do you know even when you have a good internet connection and the website speed is fast still the webpage takes time to load? This is because most browsers load the trackers and this makes the loading speed slower.

On the other hand, since brave doesn’t load the trackers, the webpages load a lot faster than most of the browsers. You save data and time.

If you want to look at all the features of Brave, then click here to read their official article on this.

Now, a big question that most people would have here is that how do I switch to Brave from my existing browser.

I know many people use Chrome and they must be very used to it and suddenly switching to a new browser would be difficult. Also, there are a lot of extensions that people use daily in Chrome.

Let me tell you that you don’t need to worry about this. Brave is built on Chromium. Chromium is an open-source code on which many browsers are built. So all the extensions and themes that you use on Chrome will also work in Brave without any problem.

Also let me clarify that even if Brave is built on Chromium, it is not owned by Google. Chromium is an open-source project started by Google on which many browsers were built.

Conclusion

Now, you must be thinking that I am promoting Brave a lot in this article. This is actually not the case. As a user, I care a lot about my privacy and I don’t want that a company monitoring my activity on the Internet and storing my private information. I want to tell you that it’s high time to think about your privacy.

Due to this, I find using Brave Browser for browsing the internet and I feel safe using it. I don’t have any problem if someone prefers using other browsers over Brave. This was just my personal opinion.

I would love to hear your perspective on this. You can give your opinion in the comments. Thanks for reading.

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Aniket Bindhani

Aniket Bindhani

Hello everyone, myself Aniket, a CS Undergrad and Blogger. On this blog, I put content on the topics about which I am really passionate.

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