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Privacy and security with UR Browser

Author: Jennifer P. (page 1 of 2)

Today’s most secure browser

It is said that no one has ever seen this evolution of the World Wide Web (also known as WWW) and Internet emerging, except for its founders. Kudos to them, we are virtually connected to one another, regardless we like it or not. From then on, throughout these two decades since its inception, these technologies have been advancing very rapidly unexpectedly, like a wild forest fire. It is not uncommon to see people clenching their hands with their phones – messaging, playing mobile games, web surfing, etc. Some of us even use such technology to find ourselves true love via online dating apps. News, no matter if they are factual or fictional statements, are regularly updated on the Internet. People can comment on their opinions anywhere and at any time of the day.

History of Web Browsers

In the late 1980s, when WWW was first established, there were two most commonly used web browsers, namely Netscape and Internet Explorer. These web browsers are open for the public and not securely encrypted at that point in time. Though data has been uploaded by many via the Internet, cybersecurity or data protection are not implemented then. Hackers openly retrieve these online and uploaded data for their own benefits. Some of these data are also sold as information to marketing companies for publicity. Scamming, frauds, digital identity thefts are largely reported.

Web Browsers in the 21st Century

However, now we are spoilt with choices – Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer (also currently known as IE in short), Microsoft Edge, FireFox, UR Browser and many more. Research studies have also shown that most web browsers are equipped with InPrivate browsing tabs. We can choose to open a private browser in Chrome to search for their information online securely and not having to worry that their data will be hacked. Not only that, but we can also play games on any private browsers.

These private browser tabs can be found on any of the above-mentioned web browsers. Statistics have reflected that among these many web browsers, UR Browser, is nominated as one of the top appreciated most private browser in 2018. This year, UR Browser is stated to have its aim to be the best private browser in 2019.

Common Doubts on Private Browsers

Some of us may often wonder about the following questions:

  • Is a private browser safe?
  • Why do we use a private browser?
  • How does private browsing work?
  • Does private browser work on both mobile phones and laptops as well?
  • Is A Private Browser Safe?

So, is a private browser safe? Well, most web browsers have this unique function of private browsing. One of these many web browsers is UR-Browser. This web browser is known to have its special way in the algorithm to safeguard online data getting stolen or misused for virtual crimes. Ur-Browser allows their users to implement private browsing so that these users do not have to worry about their data being used for unknown purposes. Its creation has ensured their users to go online surfing without any restrictions as well. Private browsers on UR-Browser not only will be able to protect data, allow unrestricted yet safe online surfing process for their users, and make sure that neither malware nor spyware will be implemented or downloaded secretly.

  • Why Do We Use Private Browser?

Safe data protection is definitely one of the many reasons which users choose to use private browsers. The other reason is that private browsers, unlike the usual unsecured browsers, do not save any history to track back what users have searched for while using them. This also means that some convenient features like automatic webpage translations have been removed in browsers like UR Browser, as data needs to be sent to translations servers and poses a potential threat to have exposed website content that the user is interested in.

Another reason on why users prefer to use private browsers is because, in this modern era of which most people are always online most of the time and having their accounts logged in many different electronic devices simultaneously, anyone has the capability of identity theft with these online readily available data. Hence, many use private browsing for the sake of digital privacy and digital identity, as one of their self-protection measures in this cyber world.

  • How Does Private Browsing Work?

Public web browsers usually have features like in-built trackers, text automation completer, hidden cookies, which are embedded in their back-end coding systems. All these features help to make users go online as user-friendly as possible. Users do not have to remember all the necessary login credentials, neither do they have to remember what web sites the have gone previously, as all these data will be stored by such features automatically.

Private web browsers are different. They are not embedded with these user-friendly features. Data will not be automatically stored through hidden cookies. History will be cleared after each browsing session. Users must re-enter their login credentials every time they need to sign in. Not only these features, but private web browsers also allow users to select from three different levels for privacy and data protection. Each level embeds different features like advertisement blockers, cookies blocker, anti-fingerprinting, and even ninja mode. Not only that, but UR Browser has also its in-built policy that no personal data will be sent to Google through the trackers as well.

  • Does Private Browser Work On Both Mobile Phones And Laptops As Well?

By now, many of us will be wondering, “If UR Browser is available for download and use on computers – laptops and desktops, then will it be also workable on mobile phones too?” Well, UR-Browser allows their users to download and use their private web browser on Android devices and soon on others too. Their users download products like UR Browser on their mobile phone platforms, private browsers will be readily available for them at their own fingertips.

The Internet has provided us a lot of benefits. However, being beneficial to us may not be advantageous at the same time. There are always two sides to a thing, regardless of good or bad. The benefits to us may seem to others with an ulterior motive to commit crimes or do harm. Hence, it is only up to us to keep ourselves protected and armed with the necessary cyber equipment tools and knowledge, so that we do not fall prey to these cyber criminals.

Private VS Public Browsers

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:

  1. Can private browsing be traced through routers?
  2. Can private browsing be traced on the iPhone?
  3. Does private browsing really block IP address?
  4. Are private browsers really private?
  5. 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.

8 Smart Ways to save your Digital Privacy from hacking

In the modern era of the prolific internet usage, the main concerns which have evolved among both web hosts and webmasters are hacker and digital privacy. Basically, talking about procedure of learning the programming language as well as computer systems, this term of “hacking” has evolved now to mean a practice of sidestepping the computer system or network security.

At some rate, hacking attacks became a great threat for the system admins and webmasters. Though, their motive may not be the money, hackers are considered thieves of the info still. Similar to the thieves, the hackers choose the highly vulnerable objectives which they find. However rather than using the lock picks for stealing from the businesses or homes, they use simple software for stealing your data.

Well, if you are an ignorant, you can be the easiest target. To learn regarding hackers, their motives and tools and the way they use for protecting yourself can make you a person they are much likely to bypass. It is like increasing the home security for making it safe against thieves. Leveling up the computer security can turn the hackers away from you.

Following are some tips for getting started to protect yourself and get your digital privacy books updated. These are quick steps which everyone can perform along with some highly advanced and difficult methods to keep your data secure.

Quick Ways of having digital Privacy

  1. Disable your Cookies

If you don’t know about the working of cookies, here are few things to know: these are small pieces of stored data on the computer. They help in remembering info (such as terms in the online shopping cart, passwords, names and so on) regarding the browsing activity. Highly secured sites generally have more secured cookies, however other websites’ cookies lack the encryptions.

You can select the security levels of your choice for getting rid of digital privacy breach by letting few cookies such as just those from websites you visit frequently, or by fully blocking them.

  • Use A Window of Private Browser 

Many browsers — including safari, Chrome, and Firefox —  provide few sorts of the private browser windows. By using such windows, your browser wont the browsing history as well as won’t prevent sites from keeping a track of you.

While using the private windows, known as Incognito windows in chrome, your browser won’t save the browsing activity or data, however the site, the internet service provider or the employer would be able to see the activity still. Thus, it isn’t the full protection of the info even it is considered safe by digital privacy bill.

  • Use a Secured, Privacy-Based Search Engine

There are some options for the privacy related search engines. Such engines work in a different way as compared to the big engines such as Yahoo or Google, as their model is fully different. Most of these rely on ads in the results of engine for monetization instead of selling their customer’s info.

  • Intermediate Ways of Protecting the Internet Data

Such methods are mentioned in various digital privacy blog and aren’t importantly hard, as anyone having basic computer knowledge can use them. They will only need few minutes for installing or setting up.

  • Use A Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Virtual private networks or VPN let you connecting with the internet using a virtual or remote server. So, resultantly, the data which is sent amid the server and your device is encrypted securely. With the help of VPN, you get privacy as it hides the internet activities for both ISP and other groups which may be tracking your info. Also, VPN works to access the blocked sites which you won’t be able of getting otherwise because of the internet filters.

There are some very solid options for VPNs. Typically, they cost around $5 to $10 for each month through digital privacy banking. This can be very handy to use VPN, though, for using remote access, a website or a server which isn’t available, during traveling.

  • DNS Leak Test

With the help of VPN, it is possible to gives the clues regarding the identity through the DNS traffic even if the IP address is kept hidden. The DNS works for turning the readable website address into the IP address which a computer understands. If info regarding this procedure gets leaked, the browsing info can get leaked. Fortunately, there are some tools which tell you whether your connection leaks the DNS data or not.

Advanced Ways to Protect Your Data

  • Using Virtual Machines

According to digital privacy act breach notification, VPNs as well as encrypted browsers can protect you from a lot of the threats. Web browsers can be a highly vulnerable element for digital privacy breaches. But, to snoop and scrap the data via files such as PDFs. While such files may seem harmless, they can be the homing beacons and alter the monitoring entities potentially when you view a contraband file. To set the virtual machine can aid in eliminating the risk.

These machines work like having an operating system which runs in the computer. If the file is suspected, download this file on the machine, disconnect your internet and open this file. It makes sure that even the file is dangerous; it can’t be used for tracking. The use of virtual machine is certified by the digital privacy act bill s-4.

  • Using Live USB Operating Systems

With live operating systems, you can store data on almost every PC using a DVD or a USB stick. The goal is the maintenance and anonymity of digital privacy as per California digital privacy bill. The live OS, Tails, uses the cryptographic tools for encrypting your emails, files, and messages.

How Much Info Can You Share?

Irrespective of how you think regarding sharing info with companies like Google, consider it important to have knowledge regarding cyberbullying digital privacy. The above mentioned methods won’t guarantee the complete locking down but they can be the step towards a right direction.

Personal and Secure Privacy Focused Browser

Technology has been advancing and evolving so rapidly like the speed of light. Since the 1980s when the Internet has been made known through the World Wide Web (WWW), the electronic devices that we are holding onto right now, have also become more compact and user-friendly as possible.

Uses of the Internet

These days, many are seen with their portable electronic devices when they are strolling around, walking, jogging, etc. Students will find the need to use the Internet to gather information for their research and assignments. Teachers and other professionals also require connecting to the Internet to collate and prepare the necessary documents for their work. Many of us have also replaced certain essentials like alarm clocks, wall clocks, watches, table calendars, notepads, and many more, with our mobile devices. Embedded with many functions in this compact electronic device, it not only helps us to sort our daily tasks and lifestyles accordingly and orderly. It also makes use of the Internet connection to link up with the connections through the virtual world and allows us to get to know more friends online.

Internet Norms and News

When comes to the idea of surfing online, many of us will just open a public web browser from Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc., regardless of the settings of the web browser being secure or unprotected. In fact, this is not highly recommended by the Information Technology security experts, as they have realized that most cyber threats and virtual crimes have been on the rise, as there is not enough public awareness on how to protect themselves from such new and virtual threats. In other words, the public like us, we are vulnerable to them.

Introduction on Private Browsing

To have ourselves and virtual data protected, security experts and professionals have often recommended and even educated to the public to make use of the private browsing tools that can be found in most of our web browsers. These tools on the web browsers are embedded with private browser enabled. Sometimes, we may find that the private browsing button is missing, or some web browsers do not have available private browser, the simplest solution is to replace the existing web browser to a new one, namely UR Browser.

How to Get UR-Browser Private Browsing?

We can search and download the private browser exe package file from the Internet. After the download is done, the exe package file can be extracted and run for installation. This does not involve any cost for downloading and installation, and UR Browser also has enabled the private browser to download for PC. Not only that, but it also allows users to download these private browsers for free for their phones, as their private browsers are compatible with Android and iPhone operating systems.

Why Use UR-Browser Private Browsing?

  • Personalized Settings

Unlike other web browsers, UR Browser creates its browsers, especially focused on security and privacy. They make sure that the private browser command is user-friendly to all their users and allows users to customize the browser according to their preferences, especially on the browser background and settings.

  • Security Optimization on Privacy

Being able to personalize to their users’ preferences is not their only feature, they also help to protect our electronic devices at the same time while we are surfing online. UR Browser private browser has Chromium in implementation, so this will help to strengthen the private browsing experience and block off all the in-built trackers by other software like Google. Such powerful private browser like this also heightens the security level and protects our online information while surfing through the Internet, as it is capable to cordon off unrecognized and suspicious cookies that come from third party websites.

  • UR-Browser Promises

UR-Browser sets its beliefs and values on allowing the users to have full control over the authorization of online information privacy. They even reassure as their commitments to all users that data on UR Browser will not be sold to anyone, but only collect a small amount of data for technical issues like crash reports or errors, for expedited repairs and to improve their browsers. This small amount of data collected will totally remain unknown and anonymous, hence even the technicians, who are proceeding with the repairs or improvements, will not know who the data belongs to and thus being protected from misuse. In addition, they are relatively picky about who they should embark their partnerships with. UR Browser will only select trustworthy partners to build relationships with, and these partners must have a credible background on the European Union (EU) privacy laws obligation.

  • First Impression on Homepage Screen

With UR Browser, users will never ever get to read any pieces of fake news or information anymore. Their private browsers’ homepage screen is displayed with all the recent news and information – all retrieved from well-known and reputable news publishers and companies. Most of these news reporting sites are from the European broadcasting agencies and their content quality is set to be showcased as the factual truth.

  • For Download Lovers

Downloading videos, songs, movies, and many other files or documents are not a rare sight any longer. It is sure that all of us is guilty of doing so. However, only a handful of us will mass download many different types of documentation and items simultaneously and often grumble that the downloading speed is so slow like a tortoise. Well, the existence of UR Browser is definitely a wonderful piece of news for all download lovers. With its state-of-the-art technology, users get to receive their downloads at least four times faster than other existing browsers. The files, that are meant to be downloaded, are said to be defragmented into small parts during downloading, hence increasing the speed for all the concurrent downloads. Not only that, after downloading, there are times whereby we are not able to find the downloaded files and must spend more time re-downloading them again. However, private browsers for UR Browser are so user-friendly that they have automatically these downloaded files into a Download Manager bar, for us to find and view all at a glance.

With UR Browser, everything will be done for you in an instant and most importantly, at the most secure privacy protection level.

Private Browsing and Apple Products – Everything An Apple User Should Know

Private internet browsing can vary with different devices and software, whether this is your typical Apple or Android and even, Mac or Microsoft Windows.

Now many internet users may not be aware of all the methods and ways that one can benefit in terms of private internet browsing and the protection of an internet user’s personal data and information online.

When specifically talking about Apple or Mac products, there may be different ways to access or download and install a private browsing software as well as virtual private network service. In order to help you distinguish between the ways and products of private browsing and virtual private networks in the cyber world.

Some private browsing software and virtual private networks are designed for use on various different types of mobile and desktop companies. One of these may be the UR-Browser which is available for operation on Mac, Android (the beta version) and, Microsoft Windows.

Downloading Private Browsers In iOS

The well-known iOS is a mobile operating system which was developed by Apple Inc. in 2007. Over time there have been various updates with the most recent being the iOS 13 which has not yet been released to the public.

IOS operates the Apple iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch. 

There are various private browsers available on iOS for installing and downloading to the Apple product user. Private browser download iOS may include DuckDuckGo, Firefox Mozilla, InBrowser, Maxthon, Cheetah Browser and many more.

The downloading and installing process for these is generally all the same.

iOS 7

As the Apple Company is up to iOS 13 by now, needless to say, the iOS 7 is probably considered pretty old. It was released in 2013 and was succeeded by the iOS 8 which was released to the public in 2014.

Private browsers for iOS 7 can be found through the iTunes application.

Moreover, private browsing can be enabled by opening the safari app and further clicking on the “tab” option on the bottom left corner. Then, a new page will be opened in which you may see the word “Private” on the bottom right cornerwhich will then take the internet user to a private mode.

iOS 12 Beta

Beta versions of new Apple software and programs are test versions that are used by a limited number of Apple users in order to test if the software is in running and stable condition. During the beta stage, any changes, additions or subtractions are done to the software.

Private browsers on iOS 12 Beta may be limited as they are not available to the general public.

After the iOS 12 Beta, Apple released an update of this same software named as, iOS 12 Beta 3 or in other words, iOS 12.3 Beta or iOS 12.3 Public Beta 3. This was released in April 2019 so it is considered to be relatively new.

In terms of privacy, the iOS 12 beta 3 private browser is pretty much the same as previous iOS privacy systems. The built-in private browsing tab can be accessed, however, unlike special browsing software such as the UR-Browser, it does not prevent websites and third-parties from tracking the internet user’s search history and personal information and data.   

iOS 12

When talking specifically about the private browser for iOS 12, in order to enable the built-in private browsing tabs, the user must generally follow the same methods as the ones mentioned in the iOS 7 tab.

There have been some complaints of the private browser tab missing in iPhones and iPads following the iOS 12 route. Basically, private browser safari in iOS 12 is the only way to access private browsing without installing or downloading a third-party application.

 The fix, however, has also been explained. All the iOS user must do is click on the “pages” icon after opening the “Safari” application and then clicking on “Private” on the bottom left corner. This will result in the user being able to browse the internet without leaving any history and the screen will turn into a grey tone rather than the usual white.

Private Browsing and Safari in Apple Products

Safari is the web browser that comes built-in to all Apple devices. The original version was first introduced on the Mac desktop back in 2003. Later on with the introduction if the first iPhone in 2007, a mobile version was developed and has been used by Apple users ever since.

Private browser mode on Safari is available on all of Apple’s devices. Whether it be the MacBook’s, iPhones or iPads.

According to some resources, when private browsing on safari is enabled, the user’s browsing history is not saved, any passwords entered in private mode are not saved, search history is not retained, some websites are prevented from adding cookies to your device, however, it is important to note that not all websites can be stopped in this mode, unlike proper privacy software such as the UR-Browser, and, usernames are also not saved.   

Safari Privacy in Different Years

As far as private browsing Safari 11 and its update is concerned, the method to enable private browsing on safari by the built-in way is the same as mentioned above. There may, however, be some other or more updated versions of separate private browsing software that may only be available for installing and downloading on iOS 11 or higher updates.

Similarly, when talking about the private browser of Safari 2018, the web browser by Apple, again, accessing the private browsing tab is the same method.

When discussing the legal privacy policy, using Safari does not really offer complete privacy benefits like web browsing software that is specifically designed for privacy purposes. Therefore, it may be best to install third-party software in order to keep any personal information and data safe and secure. 

In recent times, many Apple product users have found the problem of the private browser gone from Safari. This does not generally mean that the option of private browsing has been discontinued but it is merely a glitch in the software. There are many methods and ways explained in detail on the web that allows users to solve this problem and re-enable the private browsing tabs on Safari.   

Popular and Effective Private Browsing Software and Internet Security Systems

As most internet users should be aware of, internet browsing is a very private matter and should be done within secure facilities in order to ensure that the internet user’s data is not at risk of being stolen at all.

In today’s time, there are many types of different private browsing and internet data security software available. Some may be free of charge whereas others may have costs varying from low to very high prices. Moreover, private browsing software and security systems for internet using individuals and businesses all come with different features, some of which may appeal to certain users.

Some private browsers such as the UR browser may be favored by a large number of users due to its extensive features such as a built-in virtual private network (VPN) and the option of using other search engines. 

In order to help users gain more knowledge on private browsing systems and which features to look for, we have compiled a list of some of the popular private browsing software used around the world.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Company

The DuckDuckGo private search software and internet security system was created in 2008 and includes the options of completely private browsing as well as has no ads that may disturb the internet user or company. Unlike the UR browser, however, the private search DuckDuckGo does not offer a browser nor a built-in virtual private network, so the user may have to separately download and install it for increased coverage and privacy.

E-Capsule Private Browser

Similar to other private browsing software, the e-Capsule™ browsing system ensures that users will have complete anonymity when browsing the internet and users will be protected from any types of viruses and spyware. Moreover, this system includes a 14-day free trial period, after which the user must buy a package including all the facilities provided.

However, this internet privacy browsing system requires a password from all users when they open certain websites, unlike other browsers such as the UR browser, which do not require any sorts of details. 

Kaspersky Internet Protection

Found in 1997, Russia, the Kaspersky Lab is formally known as a cybersecurity company and an anti-virus provider. Private browsing Kaspersky enables its users to block certain websites which attempt to collect information about the users for marketing or other purposes.

Private Browser for Ubuntu

Although not a private browsing software, Ubuntu is an operating system made for cloud computing. Ubuntu does not store or share any personal information about the user unless it is needed for service reasons.

As this is an operating system, there are some different private browsing systems that can be downloaded and installed in order to ensure maximum privacy. Some of these may include Firefox, Opera and, Vivaldi.

MacOS High Sierra

Just like Ubuntu, High Sierra is also an operating system released by macOS. It was released just a couple years ago in September 2017. Many users are concerned with private browsing on High Sierra, this may be due to the fact that operating systems are not specifically designed to protect user information and provide complete internet security. Therefore, many internet users and businesses look for private browsing software.

Jungle Private Browser

Another private internet search browser that allows the individual or business users to browse through the internet without the fear of their personal information and data being stolen and/or shared with other parties for marketing and other various reasons. This private internet browser is available on both iOS and Android.

Vivaldi

This well-known internet browsing software was released to the public back in 2016. According to its website, private browsing Vivaldi does not track its users, keeps user information private and, allows the users to choose between various search engines.

One thing to note, however, is that the options of privacy, not tracking and private search engines are only enabled when the “Private Window” is chosen by the internet user. Thus, if the user is browsing the internet in a normal or non-private window, these features may not be usable and the user’s data may have the potential of being seen by third parties.

Private Browser Veil

This private internet browsing software was researched and created by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is known to be a software for internet users who are extra paranoid regarding their data and personal information. The Veil private browsing software goes above and beyond in terms of privacy by hiding the user’s page from not only third parties but also its own operating system.

However, it is said by that even after such privacy and security measures, the device being used at the time is still left with a minimal trace of history.

Opera Browser

This web browser is available for use on Android, iOS, Mac OS, Linux and, Microsoft Windows and was introduced to the public in 1995. The Opera browsing software has the options of incognito mode to hide a user’s search history just like many other web browsers available in the cyber world.  

As far as Opera’s own privacy policy and terms are concerned, it does ask for an email address or some kind of social media account when a user creates a profile in order to use Opera. It also has access to the user’s location to which some specific ads may be targeted.

Opera does have a built-in proxy service, similar to a virtual private network service, that states it does not log any information that may be related to or involve the user’s browsing activity. Although, proxy connections are not all always secured, nor do they protect the full computer traffic, as UR browser does. Opera also checks specific websites before allowing the user to access them in order to prevent any chances of fraud and /or scams.

Private Browser Keepsolid

Developed and released in 2013, Keepsolid not only has a private browser but also two forms of virtual private networks. One is an unlimited virtual private network which uses powerful encryption technology and an unlimited internet connection. It also offers the VPN Lite which is simply a lighter version that takes up less space.

The Keepsolid software is available on Microsoft Windows, Apple, Android and, Linux.

How The Use Of Private Browsers Is Related to Privacy Laws in Varying Countries

Private browsing is an essential factor for everyone who uses the internet. There are many things that may seem like no one other than you are able to access, however, that may not always be the case. During your internet browsing session, your internet service provider is able to overlook everything that you search. Some third-party hackers may also be trying to get into your information for malicious reasons. Due to this, one should always use a safe and secure internet browser such as UR Browser that offers automatic scanning for viruses each time you open a new website, encrypted information and, redirection to the most secure website versions.

Internet Privacy Laws and Acts

Each country has different privacy and digital privacy laws and acts that all cyber entities are obliged to follow. Websites that use the personal information of a user must have a privacy policy that helps the user to understand each and every way that their information and data may be used.

The website that one creates may have to follow different circumstances according to the laws of the country it is operating in.

Digital Privacy Act Canada

Canada has a very extensive program on the general and digital privacy laws for all the websites and social apps that are being run in the country or collect the information of its citizens.

First and foremost, the digital privacy act S-4 was introduced in 2014 and was fully implemented in 2015 in Canada.

This act which is also known as the Bill S-4 digital privacy act is actually a set of changes made to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). These changes were put into effect in June 2015.

This proves that the personal data of users are not at risk of being seen by the government and any other third-party organizations.

The privacy acts in Canada are updated frequently according to laws and regulations changing such as the digital privacy act 2017 Canada.

The digital privacy act 2015 Canada ensures that all companies and organizations compile with the rules and regulations set by ruling a fine of $10,000 to $100,000 to those who do not adhere.

With the use of UR Browser, you have the ability to hide all your personal information from search engines which have the ability to share your data with other parties.

Generally, the whole country of Canada follows the same privacy laws, however, the digital privacy act Ontario has also been separately created in order for an easier following. All this information is contained on the official website of Ontario and includes which type of data can be collected, stored and, released in the province of Ontario.

Digital Privacy US

In the United States of America, the laws of digital privacy are not including in the federal laws as done so in some certain other countries. Instead, this authority is given to each state where the officials of the state decide the strictness of its general and digital privacy policies.

The only law that has been introduced regarding digital privacy is the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) which requires all websites that collect personal information in the state of California to release a privacy policy.

The act requires such websites to include the following in their privacy policies;

  • Type of data the website will collect
  • Any and all third-parties that may be able to access this data
  • Updates to the privacy policy
  • How the user can change or update their personal information.

Digital Privacy UK

In the United Kingdom, the Information Commissioner’s Office has the responsibility to sustain digital privacy policies and laws. In the UK, websites who use cookies must also inform the user of how they will be used.

Digital Privacy Act New Zealand (NZ)

The privacy act of 1993 in New Zealand that entities who collect such information must seek this data from the individual. The user must be aware of the use of this data and the time of use.

If the user files any type of complaint, the website will be taken under investigation and may further be fined or even shut down permanently.

Digital Privacy Russia

The consent of the user is required prior to the collection of any personal information. This further applies to the modifying and destroying of the user’s data, however, if any such information is required by law, consent will not be taken into consideration.

There are so many acts made and used in Russia for the Protection of individual Personal data, 2005 and, the Law of the Russian Federation (in Personal Data). The latter also applies to those companies or organizations which use automatic tools or equipment for the purpose of gathering personal information of users. 

Digital Privacy Switzerland

The Federal Act on Data Protection of Switzerland only allows personal information to be collected for positive reasons and only if the user is aware that their information is being collected.

Moreover, all information should be taken directly from the subject.

Digital Privacy Laws in the European Union

As far as the UR Browser is concerned, using it will ensure that all your personal and private information is protected by the EU digital privacy laws.

The EU Data Protection Directive of 1998 states that personal information can only be collected for fair and positive reasons. Furthermore, the explanation of the purpose of the collection must be given to the user and the consent of the user must also be attained. Under the EU, it is compulsory for the website to inform the user if any of their data will be viewed by third-parties.

UR Browser also allows its users to delete their provided information at any time. It also has an updated privacy policy which ensures the users how and when their information will be used. UR Browser does not give out their user’s personal information to any search engines where they may be sent to third-party organizations.

Digital Privacy and Security In Various Work and School Sectors

Digital privacy is a very important matter that should be taken into consideration in every type of industry and sector of work or business.

Why Digital Privacy Is Important

Digital privacy is an extremely essential aspect of the cyber world. This is because data is considered to have a very high value in the world of the internet. It can be stored, analyzed, collected and sold to third-party companies that use individual’s data for marketing intentions.

Even if the intent of marketing is removed, any and all information about who you or the individual is still at risk. Some of the information may include, social security numbers, passwords, addresses, names, date of birth, phone numbers and, etc.

For all of these reasons, digital privacy should be taken very seriously whether it is on a mobile phone or a desktop and laptop.

In order to ensure that your browsing and other personal data is protected on both your mobile phone and laptop, one should use secure browsing software and application such as the UR Browser.  

Digital World Privacy Issues

Even though digital privacy and security are very vital in all systems of internet use, there are still many issues regarding privacy and protection of data in the digital world.

Some issues of digital rights privacy and security in the cyber world may include the following.

  • Cyberbullying

One of the most known forms of digital world issues is the infamous cyberbullying. Although this form mostly occurs with preteens, teens or young adults, it is not uncommon for the older age range either. Cyberbullying can be done by bullies gaining access to some personal information of a user from social media that can further escalate towards very deadly endings.

  • Stalking

Stalking is also a very dangerous issue of digital world privacy. Most stalkers can only gain information about their victims from online websites or social media.

  • Information Sharing to Third Parties

Many younger users on the internet do not realize the risk they are putting their personal information and data when they use websites that share data to third-party platforms. Not only this but many older users of the World Wide Web also fall victim to such scams. 

In order to avoid such a problem, it is best to install and download a reliable private browsing software such as the UR Browser which ensures that the user’s data will be safe and protected at all times.

How Digital Privacy is Important in All Sectors

Digital privacy in the cyber world is not only important in personal use for an individual, but also is of much concern in the workplace or in school for students.

Digital Workplace Privacy

Privacy in the workplace can be difficult to obtain in today’s time and age. One of the reasons for this is the use of security cameras that monitor the employee’s each and every move. Moreover, it is widely known that the user’s employer may have access to everything the user searches when on a work Wi-Fi connection and desktop. They may even take screenshots of the user’s desktop or PC and monitor keystrokes as well as record emails.

While it is true that an employer does have a right to make sure that the office’s devices and software are being used in the correct way and no misuse is occurring, the employee’s should receive some sort of information on the information that will be tracked and in what ways they may be monitored.

Various sectors and industries may have different ways of monitoring and viewing the employee’s steps and routine. The most common is the basic office work employees as the use of the internet is mostly involved in such jobs.

Digital Privacy In Schools

First and foremost, the educational records of students are now stored online and thus, may be accessed by third parties. In order to avoid such acts of trespassing, the United States of America created the FERPA. This stands for, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act which protects the privacy of educational records of students.

Moreover, many students do not understand how their privacy and personal information may be at risk online. Digital privacy for students can be ensured by using applications and software that are reliable in securing the student’s and the school’s personal information such as the UR Browser.

Digital Privacy In Other Software

When considering all sectors of work, one must also keep in mind the privacy in online companies or software. For instance, the e-commerce platform “Digital River” also must attain a privacy policy.

The Digital River Privacy Policy states how the user’s data will be processed and when it will be processed. Moreover, it informs the user about the use of cookies and the collection of information.

Similarly, other initiatives such as the Google Digital Wellbeing also have privacy policies set in order to abide with certain countries’ legislation on digital privacy. The Digital Wellbeing Privacy Policy can be found on the policies tab in Google. Their privacy policy includes information about how Google manages, updates, exports and, deletes the user’s information. Moreover, it also mentions the use of Cookies and other tracking factors that may be available during the use of its software.

DigitalOcean, a cloud computing company also contains a privacy policy on their official website. DigitalOcean VPN Privacy is a topic that has been of concern to some users in more recent times. DigitalOcean has stated that all the information that it collects for its users including payment information, account registration information, and communications. Furthermore, it has stated in its privacy policy that some information may be obtained from third-party accounts that the user links to their DigitalOcean account.

This privacy policy also states all the ways that the user’s information may be used and how it may be processed if a legal matter occurs.

In conclusion, it is safe to say that digital privacy and a secure browsing network are essential in all sorts of workplaces and businesses whether they are e-commerce, educational or even, other technological software.

Digital Privacy – An Elaborate Study Of Security In The Cyber World

Many digital privacy questions have been asked around the internet, some regarding its benefits whereas others were more focused on its disadvantages. In order to give a better understanding of the whole concept of digital privacy, this article has been written to include all the digital privacy pros and cons, reforms, rules and, regulations.

Many digital privacy quizzes and tests are available on the internet in order to increase the knowledge of web browser users about how their personal information and search history may be at risk.

digital privacy advantages

Digital Privacy – Advantages

  • Protects Those Vulnerable To Exploitation

This may include children who are using the internet without any adult supervision or even any permission. With an increase in digital privacy not only will any suspicious websites will be opened but any inappropriate content may also be blocked. Such a private browser may be UR-Browser, this contains the ability to automatically scan any opened websites for viruses and later block them.  

  • Easier To Access All Websites

Similarly, many websites or applications may not be accessible in various countries. With the use of a private browsing system and a virtual private network, many of the said websites or applications can be obtained as these private browsers hide your actual location.

  • Creates A Balanced System

Many “special” users on the internet who are said to be conspiracy theorists always wait for the opportunity for the government to interfere into the daily lives of regular citizens. When internet privacy is being undertaken, these theorists have little to no ability to comment on any posts or blogs which may be abusive or rude.

Digital Privacy – Drawbacks

  • Creates The Potential For Abuse

Although digital privacy is very important and beneficial, there may also be some cons that come with it. First of all, the use of private browsers and virtual private networks creates anonymity amongst many users. This, in turn, results in the ability for users to abuse others as they have no fear of getting caught. VPNs and private browsing networks hide the location and IP address of the user and block websites from gaining access to the user. Thus, people may become abusive by using profane language and comments on different applications or software.

  • May Harm Businesses and Their Market Tracking

Many companies and businesses may use internet tracking in order to gain more information on potential customers by looking up their interests and likes on the different websites that they access and the pages and accounts that they have liked or followed on various social media applications.

Digital privacy protection may hide all this information from marketers which will make it difficult for them to verify whether or not customers may be interested in their products.

Digital Privacy Regulations

Different countries have different rules and regulations regarding digital privacy, however, most of them tend to be of the same concept with the majority of laws being similar. For instance, in 2012, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced as a set of rules and regulations in the European Union that was designed to protect internet users from the tracking and unfair data collection of any kind.

The user must be sure that the certain browser or virtual private network (VPN) that they use is in line with the laws of their country. The UR-Browser follows all the laws and regulations set by the EU regarding digital privacy which ensures its users that their data and personal information will remain safe and secure at all times.

Digital Privacy Risks

Another very important reason to use a private browser and/or a virtual private network is because of the risks involved with the concept of digital privacy.

Internet privacy threats and risks are a massive problem in the cyber world and they should be taken very seriously.

  • Public Wi-Fi

Although it may be slightly shocking, public Wi-Fi is actually extremely dangerous in context to digital privacy risks. This is due to the fact that public Wi-Fi networks have little to no encryption available, resulting in hackers and dangerous third parties being able to easily access the data going through your device and the World Wide Web.

However, through the use of private browsers such as the UR-Browser, this risk may be reduced.

  • Social Network Risks

Although many people use all social media applications, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., they all do involve a very high-risk level.

Facebook includes the user’s location, pictures, phone number and, name, this makes it very easy for potential hackers or stalkers to gain a victim.

Twitter, on the other hand, includes the location of its users on their pictures and tweets.

Many social networking applications have introduced a measure to increase privacy such as including the options for sharing photos, videos and other information with only selected people. However, some other applications are still proving to be a risk to social media users.

Digital Privacy Solutions

The solutions to digital privacy may be too long to discuss. However, when considering software for solving the digital privacy problem, one should look for an application or software that is compatible on both the mobile phone and PC or Mac, has ensured safety policies and, follow legal rules as well.

Many websites and applications nowadays already include a digital privacy statement or privacy policy to make sure that the users are satisfied prior to use.

Digital Privacy Reform

Digital privacy has had many improvements over the last few years in various countries around the world. For instance, many countries have changed or updated the definition of “personal information” in privacy laws in order to make it more appealing to daily factors.

Furthermore, in the United States, the digital privacy Supreme Court case gained popularity in June 2018 when the Supreme Court announced that the Fourth Amendment will be applied to digital privacy matters as well. In more general terms, authorities will need a search warrant to trace and access the mobile phone and other electronic devices during a criminal investigation.

Just as so, many digital privacy reforms have taken place in Japan over the years. The most vital year being 2014, where many changes were bought to the Information Protection Act.

Digital Privacy And Its Relationship With Ethics – A Complicated Affair

One thing about digital ethics and privacy is that many businesses and websites may not be sure of what should be labelled as ethical in terms of privacy. However, in the European Union, the GDPR helps to ensure the guidelines of protecting the data and personal information of users. As the world of technology expands, there may be even more ethical rules and regulations about digital privacy that one should be careful about.  

What is Digital Ethics?

Digital ethics is a field of study that is concerned with the shape of technology in current times and how it will affect the social, moral and, the political existence of human beings. Many various terms can be found on digital security, ethics and, privacy on Quizlet.

Some popular topics in the context of digital ethics and privacy 2019 are the following;

  • Digital monopolies and how to overcome them
  • Digital Democracy
  • Can code and speech be considered similar?
  • Cloud Computing
  • Autonomous Machinery.

Many a time, ethics and digital privacy have not exactly gone hand in hand. This may be because some companies only gain profit by selling their user’s data to third party companies and businesses for marketing reasons.

This may be where digital privacy acts and regulations come in. These are created in order to ensure user privacy, thus, compiling with ethical factors. Private browsing software such as UR-Browser keeps an updated privacy policy which informs users how and when their data and personal information will be used.

Digital Privacy Acts Over the Years

Although there are different digital privacy acts for different countries, most of them tend to have the same concept and similar rules and regulations.

The Canadian digital privacy act 2015 includes rules of personal data collection. Some of which are, the fact that the user must consent to the whole process prior to the gathering of personal data, the collector must state the purpose of the personal information and when it will be used, protection from financial abuse and, protection from the fraud of any kind. The digital privacy act Section 10 was also amended in 2015.

Privacy acts as such are continuously updated for more efficient information each year. The digital privacy act 2017 was updated for various countries including Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, France, Germany, Israel, the United Kingdom, and, Italy.

Some of these updates consisted of, prevention of invasions of privacy for both online and offline matters, privacy principles for both government and private sector companies that collect the user’s personal information.

Canada

For the privacy act of Canada, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) was updated in 2017 to include specifically what kind of consent is valid for the collection, distribution and, destroying of personal data and information.

The European Union

As for the European Union, one update to its privacy act was the right for the controller to delete all personal data and information if the individual demands so. Moreover, when the purpose of the data has been completed the party who collected this information must remove it permanently.

UR-Browser compiles with all the privacy laws of the European Union, thus proving that it is a perfectly safe browser to use.

Japan

In Japan, privacy laws are from the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI) which was also updated in 2017. Some of the changes included updating of the definition of “personal information”, the introduction of criminal penalties for the misuse of information databases and, the right to privacy has been recognized in the official courts of Japan.

Digital Data Privacy in 2018

2018 is said to be the year that digital privacy and security got extremely real. Its importance increased widely in all types of industries. Digital privacy in 2018 began to receive many new updates and software. Different types of private browsing software and applications were introduced in 2018 as well as improved virtual private networks to hide the location and search history of a user.   

Digital Privacy 2019

The time of writing, also 2019, is the most advanced year for digital privacy browsers. Many new and improved digital private browsers and VPNs have been introduced in the market with a very extensive range of features in each one.

For instance, the UR-Browser is not only a completely safe and secure browsing software but also comes with a built-in virus scanner and a virtual private network alongside many other amazing features.

Although technology has increased to extreme heights in 2019, there is still a sense of doubt among many users of the World Wide Web. So much so that around half of the users on the internet believe that complete and utter digital privacy is impossible and cannot be attained even with the use of the best private browsing applications or virtual private networks.

Digital Privacy in The Near Future

It is said across the internet that digital privacy in 2025 will be completely different than what users have seen up until now.

Many users believe that until 2025, a whole privacy rights infrastructure will be created. On the other hand, others believed that by 2025, the concept of privacy in online life will become a taboo subject and will not be understood nor appreciated by further generations.

Digital Privacy Rights – Christian Perspective

Digital privacy rights and ethics are also considered in the Christian religion. Some Christians may believe that the internet is a place of evil while thinking about the questionable material that is available on the World Wide Web. From a Christian perspective, some may accept technology and the internet whilst keeping in mind the positive uses of the internet.

In some cases, some people may believe that privacy was not a big issue in previous times just as it should not be now and that the government and other authorities have the right to access the private information of all internet users for legal purposes. 

However, as time goes on, more and more religious perspectives on digital privacy updates are changing in order to meet the changing world and technology.

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