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    Browsers do call home...
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    Browsers do call home...
    Just like any other software on your devices, browsers do call home. What they say is the subject of a privacy study:

    Study ranks the privacy of major browsers. Here are the findings | Ars Technica

    The study evaluated the content of these calls with default settings for five browsers and the results are not really surpising:

    1. Best: Brave
    2. Average: Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari
    3. Worst: MS Edge, Yandex

    Certainly default settings can be changed, but there are limitations to that. Beyond that limit, it requires extensive measures, that may or may not work. This is the main reason for Edge and Yandex received the lowest rating, they preserve surveilling end users activities via permanent identifiers, no matter the action taken. Fun fact, installing Yandex on a Windows system will also replace Cortana with Elisa, Yandex own virtual asistant.

    The average browsers are just that, they still collect data that monitors the end user's activities via assisgned identifier, but easier to control than the worst browser.

    The Brave browser provided the most privacy and no identifier, that can be further enhanced. Interesting fact... The extensions will veaken the end user's privacy, such as uBlock, Ghostery, etc., that Brave will warn about when installed.
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    Browsers do call home...
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    Here's an article that lists the following results:

    The best browsers for privacy at a glance:

    The best overall browser for privacy: Brave
    The best browser for customizable privacy: Firefox
    The best browser for maximum security: Tor
    The best browser for privacy on Mac: Safari
    Alternative option: Microsoft Edge

    The Best Browsers for Privacy: Brave, Firefox, Tor, and More

    This article seems to agree with the arstechnica article linked above...that the Brave browser is the best for privacy.

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