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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

How to Obtain True Online Private Web Browsing Despite Trump’s Recent Repeal of US Broadband Privacy Rules

I assume you do not want your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to snoop on your online activities and then to sell your web surfing information to commercial companies. Your data should be valuable, private, and most important, it’s yours. You should be the owner of your data and no one else, especially not a commercial company interested in selling your private data, should have access to your data.

Luckily, there are easy ways to block the snooping. I have already written about using a Virtual Private Network (see for my articles). However, that may require a bit more technical knowledge that may scare away computer novices.

A second solution is to use the Tor web browser and networking package. See for details. Tor is a well-known and reliable privacy solution. However, Tor does slow your network connections significantly and does require a bit of technical knowledge to use it effectively.

Luckily, there is a third solution that works well, is fast, and requires almost no technical knowledge other than the experience you have already gained with your present web browser: the Brave web browser.

Brave already includes a “private browsing” option that leaves no traces of online activity on your computer and makes websites think you’ve never visited before. But the producers of Brave are working on adding a new level of protection to its private tabs by incorporating the Tor Project’s network identity-hiding technology.

The new Brave browser automatically blocks ads and trackers, making it faster and safer than your current browser. It keeps you and your information safer, effectively shielding you from 3rd party tracking and malvertisement.

Brave is available for macOS 10.9 or later, Windows, Linux, Android, and Apple iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).

You can learn more about Brave or even download and install the software by starting at:

It’s time to get Brave.

NOTE: Using a private web browser only increases your privacy on web applications. It will not help when using email software that uses POP3 or SMTP or IMAP protocols, file transfer software (FTP), and other, non-World Wide Web methodology. A VPN is still your best solution when using other file protocols.

Categories: Legal Affairs, News & Current Events, Online Privacy & Security

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