Ethical alternatives to Chrome and Internet Explorer/Edge

Firefox

The most popular independent open source web browser, Firefox is non-commercial, free and maintained by volunteers.

We recommend you install Firefox from the links below, and then install the Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin add-ons covered in the next section. This combination will protect you from most privacy threats on the web.

ANDROID APP Firefox Browser

iPHONE APP – Firefox Browser

WINDOWS / MAC / LINUX APP – Firefox Browser

 

Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin

These aren’t web browsers themselves, but complementary open source add-ons that you can install on any major browser to help protect your privacy online. It’s recommended that you install both if you can.

Privacy Badger gradually learns which sites are trying to track you and blocks them, while uBlock Origin blocks particular sites and ads based on built-in pre-written lists. If you’re an advanced user, you can also manually add more lists to block in uBlock Origin.

(Important: there’s a totally different add-on called simply “uBlock” which is NOT recommended.)

PRIVACY BADGER – Official Website

uBLOCK ORIGIN – uBlock Origin for Firefox, uBlock Origin for Google Chrome, uBlock Origin for Microsoft Edge, uBlock Origin for Opera

 

Better

Better (also called Better Blocker) is an open source add-on for Apple’s Safari browser, available for iPhone, iPad and Mac. Better helps to protect privacy by blocking ads and trackers when you’re browsing the web on Safari.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE – Better.fyi

iPHONE & iPAD APP – Better Blocker

MAC APP – Better Blocker

 

Tor Browser

The open source Tor Browser is a specially modified version of Firefox. It’s a bit harder to use than standard Firefox, but it does a more thorough job at protecting your privacy.

Tor Browser goes to extreme lengths to reduce the amount of identifying information you send to websites when you visit them, using the Tor network of volunteers’ computers to disguise your own computer’s signatures. This makes it much more difficult for companies like Google and Facebook to spy on you, though it does also make browsing slower as you’re not connecting to sites directly.

WINDOWS / MAC / LINUX APP – Tor Browser

 

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