Privacy Browsers – Vuze Weekly Content Round-Up

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Privacy browsers are featured in this week's content round-up.

When it comes to privacy and browsers the good news is that we all have choices. However, once you’ve decided on a browser there are still additional things you’ll need to do in order to have a secure browsing experience. This week’s privacy browser headlines are a great place to start learning more about the topic.

The best 5 secure browsers 2015

By John E. Dunn for TechWorld

Get the latest input on the best privacy browsers available. Compare features and options for a better and more secure browsing experience.

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“It is perfectly possible to tweak Chrome, Firefox or IE, fine tuning them for security and privacy if that’s important. Each now has a privacy mode – which might or might not convince the sceptic of course.”

21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online

By Nicholas Tufnell for The Guardian

A comprehensive list and guide to help you bolster your online anonymity, including the best methods to set-up private browsing to thwart prying eyes. Apart from safe browsing there’s a plethora of additional outstanding tips.

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“By EFF’s own admission it’s still feasible for “some attackers to break HTTPS,” but it’s certainly not a bad idea to install their extension as HTTPS is still far more secure than HTTP and will certainly help to protect your privacy and consequently maintain your anonymity.”

Latest Vivaldi browser snapshot lets you turn off Google Safe Browsing

By Martin Brinkmann for Ghacks

Despite all the recent hype surrounding the Vivaldi web browser there are some concerns over how it protects your online privacy. Get the scoop on how it works and how to set-up to for a secure browsing experience.

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“Vivaldi uses Safe Browsing to determine whether a website you are visiting is considered malicious. This includes sites that attack you with drive by downloads but also phishing sites that you may have visited inadvertently.

While that is a good thing, it comes at the expense of privacy as contact with Google is essential for the feature to work.”

How to make your web browser more secure

By Julian Prokaza for BT

Learn about the various steps and precautions you can take to make your web browser more secure.

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“A web browser is one application most of us use every day, so it pays to make sure it is as secure as possible to prevent personal data being stolen — or worse.”

Web Browsing Security Boosted by New HTTP Release

By Rick Robinson for Midsize Insider

Whether you’re an end-user or an IT department browser encryption and privacy are crucial when it comes to online security. An overview of HTTP protocols and standards are shared.

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“Privacy and security are very closely interlinked, meaning that the technological community shows a strong preference for supporting robust security, even if end users often ignore it.”

Happy Friday to all!

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