In the old days of the internet we didn’t have many options when it came to using a browser to privately surf the web.
The go-to browsers were Netscape, and Internet explorer. They offered you very little in the way of private and protection.
The more you used them, the more popups and malware that would appear in your computer. It would finally get so bad that you would need to reinstall your whole windows operating system.
Thankfully those days are over and today we have some great options to privately browse the web. However the landscape has changed, and what is or isn’t a threat has become blurred. Unlike in the past where obvious malware and intrusive popups where the enemy, now data mining is becoming the real enemy, as you are being tracked and your data sold as a commodity.
It is not enough just to use the incognito mode in your chrome browser. Because of browser fingerprinting evading the prying eyes of snooping companies and governments has become harder than ever before.
Fortunately not all is lost, there are some great options out there.
There are some great secure browsers being developed and used together with a VPN service they can be a great privacy tool.