Everyone is aware of the rapid technological advancement, since the evolution of the Internet in the 1980s. As fast as they can grasp the know-how on Internet use, many ventures into the Information Technology industry to further develop and enhance the functionalities of the Internet. Right now, our network providers can support us with at least 4G networking, while trying to upgrade this 4G to the next level at 5G. Not only that the networks are improving, software developers, including browser developers, are also always on the go to improve and cater to the public a more secure and privacy-protected browser for our everyday use. This is not only to protect our data and information that we upload online but also to give us a piece of assurance that those data are in safe hands.
Importance of Data Security and Protection
Many of us, especially those who may not be technology-savvy, may not be aware of the consequences of us having to upload our important personal information and data online. We just enter our information online for our convenience’s sake. In addition, we prefer our login credentials stored in our virtual storage directly, so that we do not have to remember that many different login credentials for different websites. The existence of the Internet gives us too much convenience, sometimes so much that most people forget the importance of protecting themselves against threats, especially when it is in the virtual world. Hence, cybercrime occurrences have been increasing tremendously within the past few years, and still ongoing currently, as reported in the major news broadcasting agencies worldwide. With the increasing potential vulnerability is seen in cybersecurity, data security and protection are nowadays an emphasized trend for all to follow to safeguard their precious personal data and information from being stolen.
Public Web Browsers
When comes to online surfing on the Internet, a lot of us will just be reminded to click on any existing browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc. to search for the information needed or to visit any websites that we will like to view. Such web browsers’ settings are allocated as public, which the security level is not that protective and secure as expected. Not to say that these public web browsers do not have a standard security level, which in fact they do, but it may not be good enough to prevent cybercrimes from happening and to avoid online uploaded data and information from being stolen by cyber thieves or hackers. Public web browsers usually allow hidden cookies to be stored in your virtual system, without you knowing, and some even have in-built trackers that can go in-depth of our computers and retrieve out any information that we have stored in any websites that we visit, especially on the internet banking and government authority websites. Whatever we do on the computer system or electronic device itself, the information entered will be automatically traced through our IP address, iPhone, Android operating system, routers, and many more. So, you may be wondering right now if there are any alternatives that we can choose to use to safeguard ourselves from all these cyber threats and crimes? Well, as a matter of fact, we do have alternatives to be used to protect ourselves from being a victim of such cyber crimes and threats. The alternative is to use private web browsers.
Private Web Browsers
Private web browsers are not commonly used by many, as they may not be aware of these private web browsers’ existences. Most of the existing public web browsers are also embedded with a small function for users to go private while doing their online surfing on the Internet. In other words, private browsers are in fact available on computers, regardless of laptops or desktops. The reasons for such browsers not often used are that not many people know how to start operating a private browser and there is no such private browser shortcut to be found on their electronic devices.
Many are skeptical about using private browsers. Some of the doubting questions can be anticipated as below:
- Can private browsing be traced through routers?
- Can private browsing be traced on the iPhone?
- Does private browsing really block IP address?
- Are private browsers really private?
- Do private browsing work on any electronic devices?
As stated earlier, most web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., have both public and private web browsing functions. Some may name it different as incognito tabs, while others like UR Browser prefer to remain naming as private browsers. This kind of functionality in UR Browser is slightly different from the other incognito browsers. It is dedicated to serve and protect users on data privacy and security during their Internet surfing sessions. UR Browser caters and focuses their web browsers on privacy so that their users can fully enjoy the benefits of secure Internet surfing times, without worrying on any security breach, stolen data or identity theft incidents.
Additionally, users get to receive their downloaded files four times faster than other existing incognito browsers in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and many more. Not only that, but users also can find all their downloaded files in one common download manager bar. Furthermore, these private browsers that UR Browser provides to users can be customized to be decorated according to users’ preferences and likings. On top of that, websites can be saved as favourites for users to organize according to their activities or places and gain faster access to the necessary portals. Real news reports will be displayed as Homepage screen on UR Browser private browsers; users will no longer be touching base with fake news that is circulating like wildfire on social media platforms.
The one most important factor with UR Browser is that the data visited or entered on these private browsers are highly protected and regulated by the European Union (EU) laws. Hence, users can be rest assured that their data is stored virtually in an absolute safe virtual storage and even if there may have any mishap incidents, users can utilize their rights that are aligned with the EU regulations. So, to be protected against all these cyber threats and crimes, UR Browser will be your ultimate weapon to defeat all.