A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

A new report shows the most popular web browsers in the world are sending companies your history or personal data. Here’s how each browser’s privacy stacks up.

Chrome, Firefox, and Safari were each ranked in the second-lowest privacy tier, while Microsoft Edge and Yandex were ranked as „least private.“ „For users of Edge and Yandex … my advice would be to change browser,“ the study’s author told Business Insider.

Cliqz Search as an Onion Service

Cliqz Search as an Onion Service

We’re great fans of the Tor Project that offers a private, anonymous and secure way to access the Internet with their browser and decentralized network.As a first step, we’re super proud to release our beta search as a Tor onion service.

BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

The BBC has made its international news website available via Tor, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.Instead of visiting or , users of the Tor browser can visit the new bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion web address.

Tutanota is blocked in Egypt. Here's what you can do.

Tutanota is blocked in Egypt. Here's what you can do.

Whenever a site is blocked in your country or by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), you can access this site with the help of the Tor browser or via a VPN.

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

When Google made it so that Incognito mode uses a temporary filesystem using the computer's RAM, it opened up a new method of detecting it based on the amount of storage set aside for the internal filesystem used by the browser.

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

First official version of Tor Browser for Android released on the Play Store

Today, the Tor Project released on the Google Play Store the first stable version of the Tor Browser for Android. "We made it a priority to reach the rising number of users who only browse the web with a mobile device," said Isabela Bagueros, Executive Director of the Tor Project.

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Ordinary browsers' private or incognito modes erase records of what websites you visited from your phone or laptop. There's no version of the Tor browser for iOS "due to restrictions by Apple ," Tor said in its announcement. Apple and the Tor Project didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Private Search Engines: The Ultimate Guide (2019)

Private Search Engines: The Ultimate Guide (2019)

Here is the data being collected by some of the larger (not private) search engines: Source IP address User agent Location Unique identifier (stored in browser cookies) Search queries Using a search engine can disclose highly personal information about you, such as medical issues, employment status, financial information, political beliefs, and other private details.

Privacy Guide

Privacy Guide

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="apparmor=1 security=apparmor slab_nomerge slub_debug=FZP mce=0 page_poison=1 vsyscall=none ipv6.disable=1 audit=1". You should use apparmor with the Tor Browser to increase security. You should also configure the proxy settings of the Tor Browser so you can use stream isolation.

Meet The New TorProject.org

Meet The New TorProject.org

Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser , including bringing a version of it to Android .

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

The 170,000 hours of incredibly sensitive calls were stored on an open web server without any encryption or authentication, leaving personal information completely exposed for anyone with a web browser. Phone calls to the MEDICALL help service were stored as WAV audio files on an unsecured server.

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Firefox 67 to display breach alerts

Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The feature was passive at that time; users could check whether an account -- email address -- was found on hacked passwords lists, and they could sign up to receive alerts when a particular account was discovered on new leaked lists.

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

"The combination of data sources substantially contributed to the fact that Facebook was able to build a unique database for each individual user and thus to gain market power." The ruling could affect the firm's use of the Like and Share buttons on external sites, which lets Facebook track each visitor's internet protocol (IP) address, web browser name and version, and other details that can be used to identify them.

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.5

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.5

This release features important security updates to Firefox. This new release updates Firefox to 60.5.0esr and Tor to the first stable release in the 0.3.5 series, 0.3.5.7. The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.0.4 is:

Google planning changes to Chrome that could break ad blockers

Google planning changes to Chrome that could break ad blockers

with 110 posters participating Share this story Google is planning to change the way extensions integrate with its Chrome browser. For example, extensions will no longer be able to load code from remote servers, so the extension that's submitted to the Chrome Web store contains exactly the code that will be run in the browser.

New Release: Tor 0.3.5.6-rc

New Release: Tor 0.3.5.6-rc

Packages should be available over the coming weeks, with a new alpha Tor Browser release by early February. Minor features (fallback directory list): Replace the 150 fallbacks originally introduced in Tor 0.3.3.1-alpha in January 2018 (of which ~115 were still functional), with a list of 157 fallbacks (92 new, 65 existing, 85 removed) generated in December 2018.

New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a6

New Release: Tor Browser 8.5a6

Tor Browser 8.5a6 is the first version that is built reproducibly for Android devices and is localized in all locales the desktop platforms support. Downloading files on newer Android devices crashes Tor Browser. The full changelog since Tor Browser 8.5a5 is:

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.4

New Release: Tor Browser 8.0.4

Tor Browser 8.0.4 contains updates to Tor (0.3.4.9), OpenSSL (1.0.2q) and other bundle components. setting back the sandboxing level to 5 on Windows (the Firefox default), after working around some Tor Launcher interference causing a broken Tor Browser experience.

What is Adware?

What is Adware?

Marketing-type data collected by adware may include what you search for online, the website you are visiting, browser history, browser apps and themes, downloads, and content you submit into online forms.

Popular Mac apps caught stealing and sharing users’ browser history

Popular Mac apps caught stealing and sharing users’ browser history

Update: We got in contact with Trend Micro , and the company has provided the following statement: "Trend Micro is aware of a recent scrutiny of some of our consumer applications, including our Dr. Cleaner, a cleanup app that offers Memory Optimization, Disk Cleaning and System Monitoring, and Dr. Antivirus, an antivirus app that protects Mac users from adware and hijack browsers.

Exploit vendor drops Tor Browser zero-day on Twitter

Exploit vendor drops Tor Browser zero-day on Twitter

The NoScript add-on was rewritten at the end of last year to work on the new Firefox Quantum platform, hence the reason why the zero-day revealed today does not work on the new Tor Browser 8.x series.

Bad Apple: More Mac Apps Have Been Stealing User Data

Bad Apple: More Mac Apps Have Been Stealing User Data

News broke last week that Adware Doctor, an ad-blocker sold in the Mac App Store, quietly stole its users' browser histories and sent them to a server in China. These problems raise serious questions about the security of software downloaded from the Mac App Store.

On leveling the playing field and online tracking

On leveling the playing field and online tracking

As a result, third-parties have been engaged in activities like collecting the user’s browsing history, personal data, information about their device, and so on, which is a subversion of the built-in protections that browsers provide to prevent the “straightforward” ways of getting this data from the third-party’s own website (aka, their own users).

No. 1 paid utility in Mac App Store steals browser history, sends it to Chinese server

No. 1 paid utility in Mac App Store steals browser history, sends it to Chinese server

Adware Doctor, the number one paid utility in the Mac App Store, is secretly logging the browser history of users, and sending it to a server in China.

New Alpha Release: Tor Browser for Android

New Alpha Release: Tor Browser for Android

We're grateful to the Guardian Project for their work developing Orfox, a mobile browser which routes your traffic over the Tor network. With the development of Tor Browser for Android, Orfox will be sunsetted around the time of our stable release, expected in early 2019.