27/05/2020

Which internet browser should you use to protect your personal information?

Most people have a favourite internet browser they gravitate towards when surfing the net. It can be tricky to break out of your comfort zone and realise there are better options out there to suit your browsing habits and protect your sensitive personal information. For example, did you know that not all browsers handle your data optimally, and few are developed with privacy and security as a primary focus?

Check out our internet browser guide below so you can make the right browser choice for your needs.

Safari

If you’re a Mac user, Safari is already preinstalled, which saves you time having to research and download anything. Safari offers a built-in functionality to store your bookmarks and browsing history in iCloud, along with your usernames and passwords in iCloud Keychain. This makes it easy to log in and synchronise your browsing across all your Apple devices.

However, it is limited to Apple products, meaning security is an issue for many users who use Safari on Windows systems. As for all internet browsers, users should take extra precautions when browsing the internet and protecting your sensitive, personal information as Safari is vulnerable to intrusion by malware, like any other program.

Chrome

Google Chrome is known for being a speedy web browser. One of the significant advantages of Chrome is to log in using your Google account and synchronise all bookmarks, history and other data across your devices.

Being a Google app means it is designed to collect your data and send it to Google’s servers so Google can give you targeted advertisements. Google often has privacy-related issues and has received many fines from European countries for processing sensitive personal information without the user’s concern. This is something you should consider when browsing on Chrome.

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