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Browse freely — The net is vast and infinite

The browser is the gateway to the Internet. It has become so ubiquitous in our everyday lives that we overlook its vast importance.

Most of us rely on Google Chrome to browse the web. Others on Microsoft's Edge or Apple's Safari. All of these browsers have a poor track record in terms of privacy. They come up with an infinite variety of ways to harvest our data: page visits, content views, search history, user names and passwords, locations, voice records, purchases, and so on.

There are some privacy band aids for Chrome, Edge and Safari. But ultimately, these browsers are designed to scrutinise the user's online behaviour and turn it into profits.

In this chapter, we'll explain how to switch to more privacy respecting browsers.