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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.

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.

4 digital privacy tools you need to be using now

This recent years weren’t so good for the digital forensic privacy. In fact, just like the previous one, this year had few of the highly egregious data breaches of the history. Till now, the very infamous one was the scandal of Cambridge analytica of the Facebook. In 2018, March it was found that during 2015 the firm for the Trump campaign paid for scraped data of Facebook for around 87-Million users for better influencing the voters in the upcoming elections.

However, during that, the scandal of Cambridge analytica was the biggest one. And other than these unauthorized breaches— the breaches everyone knows about— every tech based company virtually continued to get sucked up as more of the data as possible in the world during 2018, from Facebook to Google, which now can sell the browsing data to the advertisers. And this isn’t to mention the governments around the globe which throughout the year pressured the tech giants continually for weakening privacy features such as encryption.

In fact, you probably feel as you are uninteresting and insignificant and don’t have anything to hide, however every tech based company, government agency, and hacker virtually begs to vary. This is an excellent reason for relying on various digital for privacy tactics if you haven’t already. For keeping data safe, use these tools now!

VPN

Virtual private network or VPN is the digital privacy guardian, which routes every kind of the traffic on internet using a secured server that conceals where you did browse – and even your location. While using VPN, not even the ISP must be able of seeing the sites that you visit. However, each VPN software are not made equally – and although, there exists many of the free VPNs out there, probably you may want of going with one, which charges you, monthly and ensures a premium service and no incentive to sell your data. Always remember, anyone having server can easily set up the VPN service – and there exist a lot of shady small time free VPNs operated by one or more companies. Such companies may promise the high quality, nameless VPN service, however you will require of taking that on point as there exist no way which you can use if they are actually collecting the online activities or not.

Paid VPN firms are generally much more trustworthy and make their digital privacy policies and digital privacy act fines so that you can see exactly what data they have stored for you. You may want of going for VPN providers without logs, the service which doesn’t keep records of the internet activity. Among these experts are private internet access VPN, Express VPN and UR browser VPN that offers a free test/trial.

The privacy-focused browser

Till now, the amazing browser made around the digital privacy is the UR browser, which is made for an open source project. It doesn’t collect or store the browsing data, rather blocks the trackers and even upgrades automatically to HTTPS to have secure and encrypted communications. It can be used on mobiles also. There are some other options too, like Opera, Firefox, Brave, privacy-based Apple’s Safari etc. Primarily, any of such browsers are better than Chrome in terms of digital privacy as the Google’s browser – a highly popular one – which tracks a large amount of the data regarding your activities and you.

Many browsers also provide a support for ad blocking, which is another great option if the browser doesn’t provide this capability. Ghostery and Privacy badger block trackers fully and are available free of cost. On mobiles: you may need an ad blocking browser such as Firefox focus for androids and safari for iOS to support extensions such as iBlocker.

And as you search on google which can show a lot regarding you, you must ditch it using a privacy centric searching engine. Each modern desktop as well as mobile browser gets an option of setting a default search. Also, it is possible to handle the digital privacy settings on browser, beginning with switching off 3rd party cookies. The National Cyber Security Alliance provides a webpage having info regarding privacy settings for many digital privacy services and browsers while there is a guide by the University of Texas about digital privacy settings for social media to solve digital forensics privacy issues.

A secured messaging app

The Messaging apps which have end-to-end encryption can prevent third-parties, also the companies which run the service of messaging from getting your messages. A main standard in securing the messaging app is the Signal. This app is highly user friendly like many other messaging apps offered by many digital privacy groups – though it doesn’t own every whistle and bell as there are in the Facebook Messenger.

Talking about which, stop messaging through Facebook Messenger. The messages aren’t just encrypted; however, Facebook reads them for targeting you with the ads. if your friend and you don’t want of having Signal, choose some other sort of encrypted apps for messaging like WhatsApp or Apple’s iMessaage. Always remember that Facebook owns WhatsApp and its original owner have left it now due to disagreements over Facebook’s planning about the app.

A password management

Many people utilize the same weaker passwords on each site they visit to, or have 4 to 5 passwords which they alter between. Probably, they are likely of sharing few of these passwords with their friends also. Never do this. Using only some of the passwords means that whichever gets 1 credential can utilize it for logging in your account. You require to have some unique, and strong password for each site you use.

For doing that, you may need assistance from various machines. Passwords management can save and create unique passwords, very complicated passwords for filling in at websites for logging in – depending on one highly strong key or master password. Few of the amazing password managers are 1Password and Dashlane. And for the iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, Apple’s Safari and UR browser has offered a free password manager. In case, you are already using one, it will be best to use 2-factor authentication by digital privacy government, on every important site or service you visit.

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.  

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.

Frequently Asked Questions and Confusions About Private Browsing and Apple Products

Although many internet users around the whole world have gained knowledge about private browsing and its relationship with personal information and various software, there are still many questions that have been frequently asked about these matters on the World Wide Web.

Many of these questions have been related to private browsing options on various Apple devices and how to access them. Moreover, sometimes these questions may be related to topics such as how to increase private browsing and questions similar to this.

In order to assist you in finding a one-stop article where you can find each and every question that is about private browsing on an Apple product and/or a product with iOS software, we have compiled a list of the most asked questions from all over the world on the internet.

Private Browsing and Apple’s iPad

One of the most asked questions on the internet is about a private browser not working on iPad. Private browsing can be enabled on a user’s iPad for various reasons including the need to block cookies that track the user from certain websites, the halt of search bar history being recorded in the Apple iPad and, to hide passwords and usernames of any website or application that the user visits while private browsing is enabled.

It is generally the same as any Safari application on any Apple device, however, there may be some slight changes. After going to the Safari application on your iPad, click on the Tabs button and then, tap the button that says Private on the top-right corner on your screen.

The options of blocking cookies and tracking can also be turned on via the setting application on the Apple user’s iPad.

The Apple iPhone and Private Browsing For its Users

What is private browsing on an iPhone? What does private browsing mean on iPhone? Similar to the first question mentioned in the iPad section, many Apple product users are confused when private browsing’s option do not show. The problem of private browsing not showing on iPhone is also one of concern. The methods of enabling private browsing offers are more different when we discuss different iOS models, however, when talking of iPhones, iPads and, similar products this method is almost always similar if not exactly the same.

Sometimes, simply restarting your iPhone may even do the trick and you can get your private browsing option to return.

Private Browsing Being Traced

Another question about private browsing and the Apple iPhone is can private browsing be traced on the iPhone. According to some websites, the Apple user’s browser and search history can be tracked even when the option of private browsing is enabled.

Even though Apple and iOS have tried their best to increase private browsing and levels of internet security, they are still unable to control what goes on at the server’s end. This may only be done by installing and downloading a separate, third-party internet browsing software and/or virtual private network service such as the UR Browser.

When this is the case, the Apple user’s IP address, bookmarks, traffic information and, more information may be retained.

Similar to this, another question is, can private browsing history be found on iPhone? Again, the answer to this is yes, your Internet Service Provider can trace your search history and personal data and information even if you have enabled the private browsing mode on your iPhone.  The only way to hide this information is to use a third-party browsing software such as the UR Browser

So typically, the general question, how to do private browsing safari on iPhone has been answered in order to assist all Apple users of all generation products. Moreover, to answer the question of is private browsing on iPhone, it most definitely can be enabled, however, if a user wishes to increase internet privacy to an extent where the server cannot even reach their data, it will be best to install and download third-party software such as the UR Browser.

Private Browsing and a Brief Explanation on Mac

The Mac computer or Macintosh sold by Apple Inc. is a very well-known line of computers and laptops that also use the same Safari application as iPhones and iPads do. Therefore, they typically have the same private browsing methods and ways. So, if any user has the question of how to privately browse on Mac, the answer is the same as mentioned above.

Although privately browsing on a Mac may be slightly different as it has to be enabled in a different way, it still is relatively an easy method. When the internet user opens up a private window, the browsing details of the user’s web search are not saved and any websites that the user visits are not shared with other devices.

To answer the question of how to do private browsing on Mac, when the user opens the Safari app on their Mac, they must choose File and then, New Private Window. A fairly simple process, but, an effective one.

No Private Browsing?

Some users may have the question of, can private browsing be disabled in Safari? If for any reason you or the internet user feel the need to completely disable the private browsing mode on your Mac or other Apple device, it is possible to disable it, however, it is certainly not an easy method.

Some users say that there is not really any proper or built-in way to disable the private browsing mode in Safari so you may have to install and download a third-party application.

Downloading a safe browser from the iTunes or App store may be a possible way to get rid of private browsing mode from Safari. There may also be an option of using a filtering solution such as OpenDNS or Light Speed which may allow the internet user to block certain unwanted content and websites without the need to enable private browsing mode in Safari. An internet user may want to do so because enabling private browsing does have benefits but, it also does not save any passwords and usernames when the user logs in to an account. Therefore, it may be better to use a third-party filtering application.  

Digital Privacy And Data Security – Their Concepts, Uses And, Other Information

By definition, digital privacy is the collective definition of various privacy types; information privacy, individual privacy and, communication privacy. It is a rising social concern as more and more internet users become aware of the need for complete and utter privacy of their personal data and information on the web. This “personal information and data” may consist of the internet user’s IP address, passwords used for social media and other websites, names, date of birth, as well as other information that may be risky for other parties to view.

Some information about digital privacy may also be available on the xkcd digital privacy website.

Digital Privacy Tools

As most internet users are aware of, the need for digital privacy involves the need for some certain tools and software that can help the user gain the benefit of private browsing and virtual private networks. For instance, one software is the UR-Browser which allows users to have a private browsing experience where their data will not be shared with any third parties without the consent of the user. Moreover, the UR-Browser also offers a virtual private network (VPN) that allows the user to access some restricted websites as their location will be hidden.

One kind of tool that may not be directly related to privacy is a digital privacy alert virus tool. This alerts the user whenever a potential virus may be harming your mobile phone, desktop or, PC. 

Some other digital privacy tools may include:

  • Password Security Managers

Almost every website on the World Wide Web asks the user to use some kind of a password when accessing it. Obviously, keeping these passwords safe is extremely important for various reasons. However, simply saving your passwords in your notepad does not make them secure, just as saving them on Google passwords does not keep them safe either.

Hackers may have the ability to withdraw passwords from your saved area of passwords if they are very advanced. In order to solve this problem, one may need a secure “vault” to keep various passwords safe.

Many privacy digital vaults have been introduced in the market over the past couple of years. These digital vaults mimic the uses of a physical vault and are used by many big companies and individuals to hold very important data that is only to be accessed by a certain number or group of people.

Some digital vaults also provide the option of encryption that will encrypt all the data the user stores in the digital vault so, even if it is accessed by a hacker or third party, the encryption may provide an extra layer of security.

  • Security and Privacy Of Search Engines

Search engine privacy is one privacy matter that many users of the internet do not pay much attention to. However, if there is one thing that contains the most information about individuals or companies it is a search engine. It is said that search engines collect information about the websites and applications visited by the user, the locations the user has visited and, much more. Not only has this but, search engines are also said to track the user and sell their information to third party companied which mainly include advertisers and marketing businesses.

In order to avoid the problem of search engines, UR-Browser, private browsing software and virtual private network, has introduced search engines that do not sell information and personal data without the consent of the user.

Digital Twins

Another concept in which digital privacy comes in is the introduction and usage of digital twins. These are virtual replicas of physical devices that are used by scientists or IT engineers before an actual physical product is built. These are used as test devices in order to check if any problems occur during the process.

Digital twin privacy is a matter that many internet users are typically concerned with because as these systems are basically artificial intelligence they may not forget or delete information on the first or second tests. This may be risky if other third parties use the same system as all private data and information will be at risk of being viewed.

Digital Trust

Although different from the above topic, digital trust is the consumer, partner and, employee confidence in the organization of their ability to secure and retain private data and information about the business.

Digital trust privacy is very important for a company as it is a big factor in establishing a relationship between them and the customers and employees.

Digital Privacy And Other Similar Concepts

Digital privacy vs piracy

Piracy involves the use or reproduction of someone else’s work without the permission of the original owner. The debate on digital privacy and piracy is one that has been occurring for quite some time. The main reason for this is the fact that piracy is illegal and can be done if the location and data of the user are hidden. The use of private browsers and VPNs make this possible. Therefore, some users believe that internet privacy should not be maintained or updated as it will just increase the crime rate which involves piracy.

Others may believe that a digital privacy policy should be implemented on all websites that do not allow certain users to commit illegal piracy acts.

Digital privacy vs security

Although both concepts may seem very similar, the two have some differences. One of the main differences between the two may be in relation to virtual private networks. For instance, privacy in VPNs block websites, companies, internet service providers (ISPs) and internet browsers from accessing the user’s location and search history.

On the other hand, security helps the user’s personal information and data to be protected from other internet users.

Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows

Digital privacy using Windows software is not a complicated task. Digital privacy and security using windows, a practical guide was written in order to give users a hands-on approach to all the information needed when using Windows. It also tells readers everything they need to know about protection from all kinds of cybercrime and have their personal data and information protected from the online world.

Digital Privacy On Different Computer Software’s And Their Internet Browsers – Everything You Need To Know

You are probably already aware of the extreme importance of digital privacy during the use of internet browsing. Once a person has realized that they should have some sort of privacy on the web where their personal information is protected, the next step is to search for a secure and efficient digital privacy browsing software. 

It is important to know that each software may have a different type of browser which further results in different applications to use for private browsing. For instance, UR-Browser is available on both, Apple and Windows software. Similarly, there may be different methods to download a private browser.

For your ease, we have compiled a list of 7 digital privacy tools that can be used to increase your security while browsing the web.

  • VPNs

Virtual Private Networks or VPNs are networks that hide all of your browsing data from your Internet Service Provider and other third-parties as well as the user’s location.

UR-Browser has a very efficient VPN which enables all your personal information and searches to be protected.

  • Password Manager

Many people do not change their passwords frequently and even use the same password for many different sites. Due to this, there is always a high risk of the user’s personal data being hacked.

The use of password managers helps the user to create long and tricky passwords that may be impossible to hack.

  • Privacy Driven Web Browser

Just like the VPN, UR-Browser also is a privacy-focused browser that hides all your data including third-party cookies or trackers that may be viewing your location and actions.

  • DNS Encryption

Some software also has the option of encrypting your website’s Domain name system from your original one that came from the ISP.

  • Destroying Data

When usually deleting files or folders from a desktop or laptop, they go to the recycle bin, this means that they have not been permanently removed. By using a data destroyer, the recycled files can be fully deleted.

  • Secure Messaging Software

This enables all your private messages to be encrypted.

  • Private Search Engines

You have the ability to choose which of your data is being collected by certain search engines.

Private Browsers in the Apple World

First and foremost, private browsing can be done in Safari on a Mac device. Private Browser Safari can be enabled by choosing the “file” option and then the “private window” option. This activates the private browser on your Mac, however, your Internet service provider may still be able to access your search history and location.

Private Browser In Chrome

In Chrome, private browsing can be activated by going to the “incognito” version. This can be done by clicking the ‘CTRL’, ‘SHIFT’, and ‘N’ buttons together.

Private browser mode can be used by the same directions if one is using windows.

One private browser for Windows can also be the UR-Browser. This hides all the user’s personal data from third-parties or any potential hackers.

Adblocking During Private Browsing

Sometimes adblocking and private browsing may not go hand in hand. This may be because many software only enables Adblock during regular and non-private internet searching.

Other software such as UR-Browser does, in fact, enable private browser Adblock. This can be used in the medium or high versions of the browser.

In more basic terms, even though both Safari and Chrome may offer incognito and private modes, they may not be as beneficial as they do not hide the user’s search history from its internet service provider, employer, school, or, any and all websites that the user may visit.

On the other hand, software such as UR-Browser are able to hide the user’s search history, location as well as other personal information from the school, employer, Internet Service Provider and, all websites.

Moreover, the use of these browsers and/or VPNs, some of which may come with these browsers or are separate, also enable the user to access certain websites that may be blocked within a specific country. For instance, in the previous years, the famous social media app, Facebook, was banned in some countries for some time. However, those users who had access to a VPN were still able to use the social media website.

VPN and Private Browsers in Various Countries

In some countries, the use of VPNs or private browsers is considered illegal. This may be because of certain acts that may be considered illegal. For instance, in the United States of America using a Virtual Private Network is perfectly legal, however, if a VPN is used for illegal purposes such as for illegally using a torrent in order to download a movie, music or games.

The use of torrents is the main problem that is associated with a VPN or private browsers.

In other countries such as China or Russia, the use of VPNs has been completely restricted or banned. In such countries, it may even be difficult to search through and open a private browser. This is where the popular “internet privacy vs national law” debate occurs.

Just as so, sometimes the use VPNs can be legal for some certain websites, however, may breach their terms of use. One popular application with such terms is Netflix.

Some VPNs are generally considered as non-trustworthy. This may be because the use of these virtual private networks may lead to your personal information being shared when any authorities may ask for it. Although, other VPNs may not collect and save any personal data at all.

There may even be some options for a user to access a private browser online, this means that the process of downloading and installing may not have to be completed. This method, however, may be very rare nowadays as more advanced software has been introduced in the market.

One of these of which is, UR-Browser, the private browsing software that can be used on both Apple and Windows, regardless of mobile phone or desktop. This also has a built-in Adblock and a virus scanner that is used every time the user opens a new website.

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