The best web browser 2018: faster and more secure

Thursday, may 3, 2018

When did you last try a new browser?

Most of us tend to choose a web browser and stick with it for years. It can be hard to break away from your comfort zone – especially when you’ve become used to its behavior – but trying a different browser can greatly improve your experience on the web.

Whether you’re looking for enhanced security, improved speed, or greater flexibility through customizable options and plugins, the best web browser can have a huge effect on your online life. Here, we’ve put together the biggest browsers (plus some that you may not be familiar with) to identify the browser that is the best. And, if you have a particular concern, then read on to see if there’s an alternative that might be better suited to your needs.

1. Firefox, fastest
2. Google Chrome, huge amount of system resources
3. Opera, An underrated browser that’s a great choice for slow connections
4. Microsoft Edge, fast on Windows 10, and unavailable for older operating systems
5. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Fast and efficient, but less expandable than Firefox and Chrome
6. Vivaldi, Build your own browser with unique docking and tab arranging system.
7. Tor Browser, More than just a browser – a whole suite of online security tools

This is my assement after installing them on my own computer, and tested on various heavy load websites. I’m using Firefox as my browser and its lightning fast on every page I visit. So I recommend Firefox.

New Firefox Extension Builds a Wall Around Facebook

Wednesday Mar 28, 2018

Mozilla on Tuesday announced Facebook Container, a Firefox browser extension that is designed to segregate users’ activity on Facebook from their other Web activity, limiting Facebook’s ability to track them and gather personal data.

Mozilla recently has engaged in an aggressive strategy to counter Facebook data management policies that many see as intrusive.

The extension is the culmination of more than two years of research into developing a more private browsing experience, Mozilla said. However, the organization accelerated its development after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal came to light.

“We recently created the Facebook Container as a result of what we saw as a growing need and user demand for tools to help users control their online data,” said Jeff Griffiths, product lead, at Firefox.

I’m using this extension myself.