Version 55.1.2883.X. (PC)
This beta is filled with tons of privacy improvements and security upgrades. This update effectively cuts off all third-party tracking and reporting to Google that is native to Chromium.
To get the new beta, please uninstall your current version of UR and download the new beta from the website. (PC only – Mac version coming soon!)
Quick backstory: Google created Chromium, an open source browser project. Lots of browsers are built with this code because it’s very secure and frequently updated with security patches.
There’s a catch, though…Chromium began as an open source browser project within Google (this code is also behind many other browsers: Chrome, Opera, Yandex and more). Because of this, there are lots of built-in features, monitors and services that report back about you’re doing and where you are—and often. Your browsing data can then be used to serve you more targeted ads and to track you as you surf the web.
In this update, UR has cut out all tracking and reporting so you can enjoy a secure browser all the while protecting your privacy. Generally, browsers “out-of-the-box” purposely leave reporting on by default. UR has made privacy the default mode—anything that could compromise your privacy is disabled by default. You can, of course, change this in the Settings.
New features in this beta:
- Third-party cookies blocked by default
- Site data (cookies, local storage, etc.) only kept until exit, by default
- Passwords not stored by default
- Autocomplete prediction service disabled
- RSA keysize increased to 2048 bits for self-signed certificates
- Qwant is now our default search provider
- Always send “Do-Not-Track” header
See the exhaustive list here.