There are several recurring questions we receive about the validity or privacy of UR, and we’d like to address them here today.
With our new privacy update now available on both PC and Mac, we decided to test it.
Here, you can see that UR has two green checkmarks—for “blocking tracking ads” and for “blocking invisible trackers.” Chrome, on the other hand, has all red x’s. This is because Chrome needs to track its users for its business model—your search and browsing data fuel its advertising industry.
Two check marks are great! However, we’re most excited about this, straight from the EFF:
All of us here at UR are really pleased about this! Our hard work is paying off 🙂
There is still work to do—fingerprinting, for example is a big project for which we’ve been doing R&D for months. More to come on that soon.
Have you tested UR? Head over to Panopticlick to see your own results!