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If You Care About Privacy, It's Time to Try a New Web Browser


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Web surfing.

A new crop of Internet browsers offer stronger privacy protections.

Credit: Glenn Harvey

Most of us use Web browsers out of habit.

If you surf the Web with Microsoft Edge, that may be because you use Windows. If you use Safari, that's probably because you are an Apple customer. If you are a Chrome user, that could be because you have a Google phone or laptop, or you downloaded the Google browser on your personal device after using it on computers at school or work.

In other words, we turn to the browsers that are readily available and familiar. It's easy to fall into browser inertia because these apps are all fast, capable and serve the same purpose: visiting a website.

So if the differences are minimal, why bother looking for something else?

From The New York Times
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