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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.

Private Browsing Modes on Various Platforms

Let’s see how technologically savvy you can be! Are you aware that there are different web browsers? Do you know the differences among these web browsers? Have you ever heard of public web browsers and private browsers? Which web browsers do you usually use? Chrome? Safari? Internet Explorer? Microsoft Edge? Opera browser? Opening a public web browser is easy, but how confident will you be in knowing how to operate or launch a private web browser? Do you know exactly what’s private browsing mode? Where is private browser on iPad? How to use privatebrowsingon different platforms like in Safari, Firefox, on iPhone, etc.? Well, it does not really matter if you do not have all the answers on the above questions. Through this article, you will be able to understand:

  1. What does private browser mode mean?
  2. Various private browsers platforms
  3. Different methods to launch private browsers
  4. Benefits of private browsing

So, let’s get started!

What Does Private Browser Mode Mean?

Private browser mode is an additional feature provided by some web browsers to allow users to conduct their online surfing sessions on the Internet. Private browsing mode, also known as privacy mode, has a different naming convention as “Incognito mode” by certain web browsers as well.

Various Private Browsers Platforms

  1. Internet Explorer

Many of us prefer to use one web browser, as it is already pre-installed, and we are used to surfing the Internet with it. This is none other than the Internet Explorer, especially when the computer operating system is under Windows. At this point in time, the latest version for the Windows operating system is Windows 10. Hence, the burning question is how should we do private browsing on Windows 10 via the Internet Explorer? If you are using Internet Explorer 11 to proceed with your private browsing, you can select the InPrivate Browsing to start, or just press “Ctrl”, “Shift” and “P” keys on the keyboard at the same time, this works as a shortcut.  

  • MacBook / Safari

A handful of us may not be using the Windows operating system for computers, as we may be using MacBook instead. So, is a private browser available on MacBook? Well, the web browser being implemented in MacBook is Safari. So, people who are MacBook users, can turn on their private browsing in Safari by selecting and opening a new private browser or just press “Shift”, “Command” and “N” at the same time as the keyboard shortcuts.

  • Google Chrome / Firefox / Microsoft Edge

So, what happens if we use other web browsers, other than Internet Explorer and Safari? How should we launch our private browsers? For instance, users can select to launch “Incognito Window” on Google Chrome to start their private browsing process. Firefox web browser is a private browser by default, so users will only need to launch the normal web browser. Microsoft Edge is like Internet Explorer. Hence, private browsers can be launched in the same method as what users can do in Internet Explorer platform.

  • Uncommon Private Browsers

However, several people will find themselves using uncommon private browsers like Tor, Brave, UR Browser, and many more. These browsers are specially made for private browsing and are usually recommended as the best private browsers of the year most of the time. Such browsers are strongly encouraged to be used by many users, as they allow many protective features to have their users feel safe from the potential risks that are lingering around in the cyber world.

  1. Tor Private Browser

Tor is one of the many private browsers for users to utilize, other than the common web browsers. It has privacy protection features established for users to make sure that their data and identity is not stolen. However, despite such good privacy protection measures, Tor does not have the capability to cater to their users for faster downloading speed. Hence, users who prefer online streaming, will not prefer using Tor for their private browsing activities.

  • Brave Private Browser

Apart from Tor private browser, Brave is the other preferred private browser by many users, as it caters both fast downloading speed and good privacy protection features for users. However, it may not seem ideal for a handful of their users, as they do not provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) to better secure the network connection for data transferring from one terminal to another.

  • UR Browser

Unlike Tor and Brave, UR Browser is being voted as the most secure private browser that provides users to have its data privacy and security protected. It is the only private browser that permits its users to run their online surfing sessions in the most discreet mode, also known as their Ninja mode that can be combined with it’s real VPN service. Users can just launch the Ninja mode with a new tab in the same window full of opened normal mode public web browsers. Even so, they can be rest assured that only the tracks and history browsed in the Ninja mode tab will not be stored permanently or temporarily in their computers. All these data leaving tracks and history will be automatically deleted once the Ninja mode tab browser is fully closed.

Additionally, UR Browser gathers alternative search engines which they choose very selectively for their partnerships. These alternative search engines have the best compatibilities with UR Browser, which is built with chromium. The reason on why these search engines are selected, instead of the commonly used Google search engine, is that these search engines, like StartPage, Qwant, Lilo, etc., can cater more data privacy protection measures with their search engine algorithms. Unlike Google search engine, such selected alternative search engines do not have any in-built trackers embedded within their source code during programming sessions. Hence, users who make use of UR Browser’s selected search engines will not have any concerns with their online data or information being gathered, shared and misused for unappropriated purposes.

Everyone deserves to have a safe and secure Internet surfing sessions with a stable and protected connection from one device to another, regardless of any places and any point in time. UR Browser is the ideal private browser for all to deserve to help promote a safe online environment.

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, Internet Security and Their Features All Across The World Wide Web

As most, if not all, internet users already know, Private browsing and internet security go hand in hand when browsing the World Wide Web.  This is because private browsing does ultimately lead to the user’s data and personal information is secured and removes the risk of it being seen by third-party hackers or groups that may sell this information for marketing purposes.

Downloading A Private Browser

Private browsing modes can be enabled when using a built-in web browser such as the most popular, Google Chrome or Safari, they even are very easy to use as they only require a few steps to be taken by the internet user each time they search such things that require the deletion of search history or when they do not wish for the browser to record or save their usernames or passwords.

However, one thing to note is that these built-in web browsers and their private browsing modes may not be as effective as separate web browsing software such as the UR Browser which enable users to reach next level security in terms of data privacy. Moreover, this browsing software also contains a virtual private network (VPN) service which allows the users to access websites and applications that may otherwise be banned in certain countries or areas.

There may be some cases where such private browsing software may not be available on a basic application store, this is when the internet user should use private browser download apk version. For some devices, the Google Play Store may not offer certain applications to be installed, thus, downloads of e-private browser apk can be used.

The Dark Web and Private Browsers

The Dark Web is a part of the internet or the World Wide Web that purely exists on entities known as the darknet and contains websites and applications that although operated by the internet require authorization or access to specific software. The dark web gives users access to many illegal things that may be punishable by several years in prison and of fines if caught by the FBI or other authorities. This is where private browsers for dark web come in.

Now it is important to note that these browsers are not the same as web browsers such as the UR Browser as these are technically illegal when they are used to search illegal terms.

Some of these browsers may be Tor, Subgraph OS, Waterfox and more. Again, it is highly important to note that these browsers are actually illegal when used for illegal purposes.

Hidden Private Browsers

There may be sometimes when you or any user want to use a private browser but do not wish to disclose to anyone that you, in fact, are using such a browser. If this case ever occurs, you always have the option of using a private browser calculator.

Although the name sounds rather odd, it is actually a very effective application. This allows users to install a private browser that disguises itself as a calculator in your phone, thus, to another person or outsider, it will seem like the private browser application is actually a calculator application. This, however, only comes with a very limited number of private browsers as internet browsers such as the UR Browser may not offer this specification just yet.

Private Browsing and Other Non-Related Features

First of all, we will be discussing the Jio phone of India and private browsing in JioPhone. Like the heading says, most of these features and concepts will be unrelated, but, will help to enhance your knowledge on private browsing and internet security.

The JioPhone is a smartphone from India with 4G network availability and other features at a very cheap price.

The problem of private browsing in this even arose, however, this has been solved and solutions can be found throughout the World Wide Web. There are many videos on the internet that explain to JioPhone users how to exactly open an incognito or hidden web browser page on their phones. Moreover, third-party web browsing software such as Opera or Firefox can also be installed on the JioPhone for better and high-quality services.

Private Browsing Detection

Many times, people use the internet and are casually browsing without realizing that they are using a private web browser instead of a normal web browser. Some software engineers have thought of and designed certain software to detect private browsing in JavaScript however, there is not yet one that is very popular and effective.

Similarly, some developers have also created a minor code that allows users to detect private browsing in jQuery. Again, however, this is done by only some people as not many internet users know of this method.

Firefox, the popular web browsing software has also been a victim to this problem which resulted in users searching the World Wide Web for solutions on detecting the Firefox private browsing by JavaScript. This may be because the private mode on the Firefox web browser tends to block certain things which may include rest calls to an API.

Private Browsing and Windows

Windows and private browsing has been discussed previously, however, it is always better to discuss more as Windows and private browsers have a lot of history and future together. Although the software industry of Windows has reached up to Windows 10, a very large number of users are still accustomed to the Windows 7 version.

Some of the best private browsers for Windows 7 may include, Tor, Brave, Pale Moon, Waterfox, Firefox and many more.

Getting to the end of this article, let us discuss the private browser meaning. Private browsing is not limited to your search history not being recorded, but it also includes cookies and other tracking devices not being able to detect your location, your search engine not selling off data for advertising and marketing purposes, being able to access all kinds of websites (both banned and not banned) and, having an extra layer of security to make it extremely hard, if not impossible, for hackers or third-parties to access any kind of personal data and information of the internet user.

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.   

Digital Data Privacy And Its Talks In The Educational Sector

The subjects of Cybersecurity and cybercrime are pretty popular amongst undergraduate and graduate university students around the world. This may be because of the fact that technology and its uses are expanding in the world thus, the need for higher security is also growing.

Many universities not only offer a bachelors and master’s degree in cybersecurity and cybercrime but also offer online courses for individuals and groups who want to gain some general knowledge about digital privacy and security.

Some jobs that may be available after one studies cybersecurity and cybercrime may be of a security engineer, security analyst, security administrator, cryptographer, crypto analyst and, many more. Many digital privacy quotes can also be found in the education sector when discussing the topics of digital privacy and data security. 

Digital Privacy Works In University

At the university level, those studying majors that may involve digital privacy are often asked to write research papers and a thesis towards the end of the program. The subjects of digital communications and culture may include such digital privacy projects.  

A digital privacy thesis may include the concerns about digital privacy, the laws and regulations about digital privacy in varying countries, methods to enhance digital privacy, the importance of digital privacy and other features relating to the concept of internet security and data privacy as a whole.

Just as so, digital privacy research papers may be available to search in order to gain information on digital privacy and its regards. Research papers on digital privacy may generally involve most of the same information as a digital privacy thesis, however, some may include more extensive research on certain countries and their digital privacy concerns.

Digital Privacy Presentation

Many presentations and digital privacy files are available on the internet, which includes a lot of extensive information and research on the topic of internet privacy and digital security. They may be from different college projects or company presentations.

One way to maintain the privacy of internet users for individuals and companies is for them to keep a safe presentation of their websites or social media accounts. Obviously if one adds too much suspicious content or information about finances then they are more at risk of being hacked or a victim of fraud.

It is possible that by using private browsing software such as UR browser, the safety level is increased for certain individuals or companies.

The Digital Privacy Paradox

Almost ever since the internet came into existence the problems and advantages of digital privacy have been discussed. So much so that some internet users have created research on digital privacy paradox as one decision of the whole topic cannot be applied.

Digital privacy is neither perfectly beneficial nor is it completely harmful.

The digital privacy paradox reviews the behavior of consumers when they are faced with a choice that may limit the privacy that they have. The end results mainly focused on three things;

People who say that they take privacy very seriously, however, when given the proper inducement they are willing to expose any private content;

When reassuring information about privacy is given to some consumers, they become less likely to use other surveillance methods regardless of whether or not the information is accurate;

The costs of privacy protection tend to change some consumers’ preferences about the concept of digital privacy and data security.

Digital Privacy Scholarships

Every year a scholarship contest is held for students of high school, undergraduate and, graduate studies. The official website for digital responsibility holds this competition and awards $1,000 (USD) to the digital privacy scholarship winners. The purpose of the scholarship is to give students more information about why and how they should be more cautious when using the internet and posting on social media applications.

This is a great initiative to increase information about digital privacy and data security in the educational and schooling sector.

The official website of digital responsibility also includes more information about distractions from digital platforms and digital privacy events such as digital privacy week that takes place every year.

Alongside the digital privacy scholarship, other scholarships are also available on the digital responsibility website which may include the e-waste scholarship, the “Don’t text and drive” scholarship, and the “Technology addiction awareness” scholarship.

Digital Privacy Podcast

Many digital privacy podcasts have been made recently and over the past years, mainly to increase awareness about data security but also, in order to inform listeners and internet users about the ways their security can be increased, for example, by using a private browser with a virtual private network such as UR browser.

Other topics of more popular digital privacy podcasts may include;

  • How the increase cyber privacy may affect online advertisers;

This may include the issues of privacy in the digital age and the selling of personal information to third-party companies.

  • How the next generation will be raised in a time with increased digital crime and how to resolve it;

This involves the increased rate in digital crime and how in the future generation it is believed that privacy will not be a matter of concern as most internet users will be open to the world. It is also said that privacy on the internet will be considered taboo.

  • The future of digital surveillance;

This is a very important podcast, which talks about the new and improved software like UR browser to increase digital privacy in a time when surveillance will be at its peak. 

  • How to deal with cyber hate;

A pretty short topic, but essential nonetheless, cyber hate should be dealt with especially regarding younger teens and preteens as cyberbullying and abusive actions mostly occur at these ages. 

  • Laws of digital privacy;

The discussion of various digital privacy laws in different countries is dealt with in this podcast. Many of these laws are similar as they all deal with the consent of users and the fraud and misuse of personal information and data of internet users.

Private Browsers and Internet Security on Different Phone and Tablet Devices

Private browsing, although, very popular amongst users of the internet, may get a little tricky when different people privately browse the web from different kinds of devices. This is not really a matter of concern as different companies and their phones or tablets, and, devices have different methods and ways of private browsing and internet privacy.

First and foremost, on every electronic device that is used for internet and web browsing, the concept of private browsing comes up. When this term occurs, after the basic built-in private browsing systems that many web browsers provide, users begin to gain knowledge of private browser download apps.

These are typically third-party applications that are available in the Google Play Store for Android and iTunes or App Store for Apple products. These private browsing apps allow internet users to not only protect their privacy on the World Wide Web but also allows them to access some websites and applications that otherwise may be unreachable.

One popular and effective browsing software may be UR Browser. This software is known for its built-in virtual private network service (VPN) and special search engines that do not record nor sell the internet user’s personal information and search history to any third-parties that may use it for marketing purposes.

Private Browsing On Samsung Products

Samsung products offer private browsing on their devices. This may be through the Google Incognito mode or by downloading a third-party web browsing software such as the UR Browser.

Private browsing on the Galaxy S8, S9 or S10 can also be enabled without the use of third-party applications as well. If you or anyone you know is a private person and wish to hide certain files or folders on your Samsung smartphone, they can use the Secure Folder mode which is the private browsing mode in Samsung mobiles.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus privacy mode can be enabled by the following steps.

  • Swipe down from the top of your phone screen with two fingers and begin to look through the list of options
  • Click on the Private Mode option from the list of features 
  • If you are using the Private Mode option for the first time you will get a quick tutorial on how to use it and its extra features that are available. Moreover, after the tutorial you or the other user will have to enter in a PIN code for using Private Mode.

On the other hand, if for any reason you or the other user want to disable private mode from your Samsung Galaxy device, then you must re-click on the Private Mode button on the features list.

As far as other devices are concerned, private browsing on Samsung J3 can also be done by a Samsung user. Android has built-in privacy and incognito modes in its stock browser. All the internet user must do is open their browser application and click on the Tabs option which lies at the bottom corner. After this, the user must press the Menu or more button and select the option of Secret New Tab.

Another option of private browsing can be the option of installing and downloading a third-party web browsing software such as the popular UR Browser. Not only will all your search and cache history be deleted but, you will also have access to a built-in virtual private network service (VPN) and increased protection of your personal internet security by your private browsing VPN

Private Browsing Huawei

The mention of the popular and effective telecommunications company, Huawei was essential to this article. First founded in 1987, Huawei has introduced a very wide range of products across the market.

Private browsing in Huawei devices can be done by the basic Google Chrome method where the internet user goes incognito by either clicking on the three dot icon in the browsing application or by simply using private browser keys.  

The new Huawei P20 offers the feature of a Private Space which allows Huawei users to have a different set of applications such as Google Play which can only be accessed by them. This requires a separate user PIN or password.

This can be done by swiping down from the top of the screen then click on the settings icon > security and privacy and lastly, click on PrivateSpace.

Private Browser Kindle

The Amazon Kindle is an e-reader designed to replicate the features of a book in a tablet. The benefit being, instead of one book, you get thousands. Although the Amazon Kindle has been around in the market for quite some time, a newer version with a private mode was introduced in the e-reader market in about 2014.

Amazon added the private browsing feature to its Silk browser which allows users to search anything they want without their search history being recorded, trackers or cookies being used and, more features.

In order to enable private browsing mode in the Amazon Kindle, the user must tap on the Menu button, and then, select the new option and, Private Browsing.

The Amazon Kindle also had another update which was named as the Amazon Kindle Fire. There are some differences between the Kindle E-reader and the Amazon Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire Tablet.

The biggest one being the display. Because the Kindle Fire tablets use a glass display for the typical tablet usage, it tends to have a glare and although the Amazon Fire HDX and HDX 8.9 have the feature of a little less glare, the reader can tell the difference.

On the other hand, the Amazon Kindle e-reader tend to use more matte screens that completely reduce glare in order to mimic the style of an ink-printed book.

As far as private browsing on Kindle Fire HD is concerned, the Silk browser is used on the Fire Tablets. Thus, the method of enabling a private browser on Kindle Fire may include the following.

The pages that you or the reader views on the Kindle Fire will not be saved in the search history, browser history or, the cookie store. Moreover, private browsing in the Kindle Fire also does not save any passwords.                      

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.

Internet Security and Different Private Web Browsing Services

Internet security is an extremely essential factor in the use of web browsing on the internet for users from all over the world. This is because all internet users always have one thing that they must use and that is a password. Passwords are used for almost every website and application on the World Wide Web. Aside from that, they are also used when using mobile phones, tablets and, laptops or computers.

What Kind of Private Browser?

The main question that comes to mind when discussing is private browsing and internet security is, how to access a private browser? What kind of private browser is the right one? Are private browsers really, truly private?

These are just some of the questions that come to mind when one internet user begins to think about real internet security and data privacy. One thing to know is that private web browsing software such as the UR browser or private search engines like DuckDudckGo are specially designed solely meant for the use of private browsing without having to use two separate browsers each time the user accesses the internet and the World Wide Web. 

Furthermore, some private web browsing software such as the Keepsolid browser, which is a private browsing and virtual private network service released in 2017, may not be available on some certain Android or Apple devices and their Play Stores and App Stores.

This problem can be solved by downloading the private browser keepsolid pro apk version.

Moreover, there is also a private browser in the apk version which is known as the private browser mod apk. Apk mod is a website which allows users of all devices to install different applications and extensions that may not be available on the user’s respective devices for a location or other reasons.

Adblock and Private Browsers

Adblock is the glorious features that stop pesky ads from appearing and reappearing on an internet user’s device whenever they open some sort of website or application.

Some private browsing software also comes with built-in Adblock services that make it a lot easier for users to use one application or software for all kinds of purposes and actions. One such web browser is the UR browser.

Again, if for any reason the application or software which you desire is not available for direct download from the Google Play Store or the App Store, you always have the ability to download a private browser with adblock apk.

Moreover, if you or any other user is using an Android device, there is a chance that you may be a victim to increased ads than other users. This may be because many small companies and startups that require advertising tend to reach out to Android users more as a higher number of technology users use Android all around the world.

So, generally, when one experiences increased ads, more users may require Adblock services. This is when you or any other Android device user can download and use a private browser with Adblock on Android. Right off the bat, one of the best private web browsers to meet this requirement is the popular UR browser with features of adblocking, private search engines, a built-in virtual private network service (VPN) and, more! 

Virtual Private Network and Private Browsers

Virtual private network services (VPN) have been continuously mentioned in every article relating to private browsing. This is because when using the world wide web, just as a private browser is essential so is a virtual private network.

This also may be the reason why much browsing software comes with the option of a private browser VPN.

Furthermore, private browsers such as the UR browser also offer private browsing with VPN free services which are a very relevant factor when choosing between which private browsing software to use. 

There is a rather long term debate that has been going on the cyber world for quite some time now. This debate is none other than the private browser vs VPN argument. Although, when one deeply looks into the matter, these two go hand in hand, however, many internet and World Wide Web users across the world do not tend to agree.

To make it easier for internet users to determine the similarities between the two, we have compiled a list of all why these two are both different and the same.

First and foremost, the main similarity is the fact that both these elements allow the internet user to browse the internet freely and without any risks. All third-parties or hackers are unable to access the internet user’s personal information and data as well as any passwords or usernames that have been entered.

On the other hand, one difference between a private browser and a virtual private network is that when using a private browser or using the private browsing mode on your web browser you hide your internet access, search history and, personal data whereas, when using a virtual private network service, the internet user gains access to all kinds of websites from all over the world. Even the websites that are banned in the user’s location for some reason are accessible after using a virtual private network.

Using a virtual private network also hides the user’s IP Address which ultimately hides the user’s location.

Private Browsing Reviews

Many reviews and comments have been written on the internet on various internet browsing software and virtual private network services. Most of these have been based on the facts of how secure some browsers actually are. Many scandals have come up in the past that have exposed many popular web browsers of selling their users’ personal information, data and, search histories to companies and advertising agencies for reasons of marketing.

Some others have been based on private browsing restrictions across the web. As mentioned before, sometimes only using private browsing mode is not enough because there is still a risk to your internet privacy. Moreover, many web browsers do not have updated privacy policies which again, poses as a threat to consumer privacy as not having a valid and updated privacy policy means this browsing software may have the ability to use personal information and data for other purposes.  

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