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Want total privacy? Brave browser is different from Chrome, Firefox; check how

Brave browser focused on privacy and is different from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Check how it keeps you safe.

| Updated on: Dec 06 2021, 18:23 IST
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If you are on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge etc, you should try Brave browser too. (Brave)

In the Digital era, the rising concerns regarding privacy issues have become too serious to ignore. At stake is personal data, money and even tracking your search habits, all of which can be lost in a jiffy or used for wrong purposes if you are not careful. Of course, even your search browser footprints can be hacked! In short, privacy goes for a toss. And surely no one wants to leak their private information. Now, most people use browsers such as Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla FireFox and other browsers from big companies that are equipped to keep your data safe from the attack of hackers. However, beware! That is not at all enough security to keep things safe. You need a few security equipped extensions or privacy settings to really secure your search engine data properly. How? Well, there there is a browser for whose main focus is to provide privacy and keep ads and others from tracking you.

Browser for today's era, 'Brave' has its own privacy-focused search engine that eliminates the setup and long processes, allowing you to focus just on data security. Trackers and third-party cookies that track your online activity can be blocked by the Brave browser. But, from advertisements and cookies to Facebook and Google login buttons, the browser provides you control over what you wish to be blocked.

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Now you must be thinking that if Brave blocks all the advertisements, then how the content creation websites will earn? Brave has solution for that too. As CNET reported, Brave browser compensates the content creators while taking a smart approach that allows users to make anonymous contributions to the websites when you visit and publishers or content creators receive the contribution in the form of cryptocurrency. Quite interesting, right? You can allow ads and tracking in Brave browser if you are not bothered and earn thereof too.

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This is not the end… Brave browser even has its own search engine. Brave has released a public beta version of Brave Search, its own privacy-focused search engine that will eventually replace Google as the default search engine in the Brave browser later. You can even try the Brave search engine on your desktop, but for the smartphones you have to wait a bit more for search.

The Brave browser is available for Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS. It is based on the same framework as Chrome, which means Brave users can use Chrome extensions. When you go to 'Find extensions and themes' in Brave browser, even then it will lead you to the Chrome Web Store.

However, users should know that Brave browser is in the midst of a controversy where publishers have said that the company is not doing things the right way and even alleged that it is illegal to function the way that it does.

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First Published Date: 06 Dec, 18:23 IST