Which Internet Browser Should You Use?
When it comes to Internet browsers, not everything is as it seems. There are many on offer, from Firefox to Google Chrome and everything in between. Some are certainly more popular than others, and many use a browser simply out of habit. But calling the experience the same on each is simply not true.
The bonus is that all are free, so you need not worry about having to spend money. But the browser you choose will certainly impact your experience, often in drastic ways. So which browser is the best, and which should you be using?
It depends what you do and don’t want.
Google Chrome is the current most popular browser. It is free quick to download, and easy to install. Plus, there is an enormous variety of plugin software, including personalised screensavers and much more. Software advancements also mean that some programs can be loaded directly in the browser, such as online casino games at sites like Bingo Café UK. Google also links related services for maximum convenience, making online activities easier than ever before. As far as browsers go, Chrome is good for many reasons.
But Google Chrome certainly has its drawbacks. Although being relatively fast, browsing on Chrome has becoming increasingly plagued with often unwanted, targeted advertising. Google tracks user’s browsing information and stores it in cookies, using the collected data to punt personalised advertising. This is not only intrusive, but also can hinder browsing, given how saturated with ads some sites are.Add to this that cookies can be a security risk and it becomes clear that Chrome can be a burden.
Duck Duck Go
Duck Duck Go is often referred to as the anti-Google. It markets itself on not using any kind of trackers or cookies at all. For those that are concerned about privacy, this seems to be the best choice. No information is gathered by the browser itself, and steps are even taken to ensure that sites don’t mine data. One feature give reports ager visiting a site, letting the user know how aggressively the attempt was to gather information.
But don’t take for granted that cookies have an advantage. Once you stop using cookies, those advantages also stop. You might not realise how much you rely on things like having a browsing history until you no longer have one.
Last we have Tor. As far as browsers go, Tor is considered the most open and clear about what it aims to achieve. It also does not use tracking software, but goes even further in making all browsing standard through three different automatic relays. On top of this the browser doesn’t stop you, no matter what you intend on doing. It can circumvent censorship, as well as access .onion sites, which exist in the deep web.
Tor is about as private as you can ask for, but certainly doesn’t come with bells and whistles of any sort. So you won’t be getting the flashiest of user experiences, but will be getting one that is completely outside the so-called corporate mainstream, and that’s what many users are seeking.