Brave Browser Sets the Trend for Private Web Browsing as Mozilla Firefox Unveils New Features
Social interactions around the world have been revolutionized since the internet was introduced back in the 90’s. With that, many Web browsers have come to existence with users across the globe relying on them everyday to access information on the web.
One limitation that has faced the browsers over the years however is breach of user privacy. Though a browser cannot completely be private, users have expressed their desire to be more anonymous.
Recently Mozilla Firefox, one of the most popular web browser, announced the launch of its new automatic feature “Enhanced Tracking Protection” that would improve user privacy. The feature will offer a more private browsing experience by blocking cookies and ads from tracking your activity on the web. Other websites will also not be able to access user activity.
Google Chrome browser, another web giant in the industry and fierce competitor to Mozilla Firefox recently also went a step further to introduce a similar privacy feature that would block all foreign cookies to Google.
This would in turn make sure that user’s activities are not able to be tracked. The big difference in the two updates however is Firefox’s “Enhanced Tracking Protection” ability to block third party trackers which Chrome still cannot do. In a bid to re-structure its password management, Mozilla Firefox replaced its old Lockbox password manager with Firefox Lockwise.
This new update will now enable features like users creating new credentials or editing them as well as viewing all their saved login credentials. Users will effectively manage their credentials and this will happen across multiple devices.
Brave Browser: Offering sublime user privacy
The Brave browser logo (Source: Brave browser)
As much as the browser’s efforts towards improving user privacy have been a step forward, not many have recognized that Brave Browser although less popular is actually more secure as both. Since its official launch in May 28 2015, it has offered users the best privacy features by blocking ads and cookies. This has made users feel safer about their private data and activities on the internet.
It also offers users with the option to display ads if they want to. From user feedback it is clear that Brave Browser is with no doubt the most trusted browser when it comes to user privacy and one can only wonder why other browsers that are over 10 years old took such a long time to consider improving the same for their users.