Web browsing privately is nearly impossible! Because the commission for clandestinely downloading your personal data is the main source of income for web browser developers.
Then, why do web browser marketers tout that their browsers offer privacy when they don’t? The answer is they are playing a shell game of technical words and unreadable Terms of Service contracts. While true they don’t download your data, the fact is they allow someone else to do it.
Sure, there are ways to reduce the amount of personal data you send out. Or even confuse “Big Brother” about who you are. But, in the end, he knows!
Added bonus! Read on to discover the sure way to NEVER achieve web browser privacy.
What To Know About Online Tracking
Simple. If you have a smartphone, Big Brother can track you. Even if you turn it off!
What I don’t want to happen to you is thinking your personal data is secure when it’s not. If you find a way, more power to you. Leave a comment. I’d love to know how you did it!
Back to reality! Google is always trying to identify you or download your personal data. Their browser can’t help themselves. And so, if you want your personal information private, then stay off the internet!
Think you’ve discovered a web browser privacy breakthrough? Check and see! Is it built using The Google Chromium Project? Of course, it is! They love to play that hidden download shell game with your head!
Many websites leave a file called a cookie on your browser when you first arrive. By international law, all sites must disclose when they do. To discover if they use them, look at the bottom of their Home Page for a link to “Cookies.”
All in the name of providing a better user experience, cookies expose your browsing habits. And when combined with other personal information they refine your online personal profile.
Words of warning! If you have the Facebook app loaded on your smartphone, your attempt at web browser privacy has already failed!
A Fingerprint ID is a separate identifier from your IP address. It’s an ID for indexing your personal preferences.
Blocking your Fingerprint ID from your browsers prevents your personal preferences from prioritizing what you like. For example, if you stop your Fingerprint ID from exposure, YouTube will display random videos. Not your preferred videos. And, I guarantee you’ll not be happy!
Using a VPN to hide your IP Address
An IP address is the single most difficult identifier to hide. The normal way to hide them is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
This is a virtual internet tunnel to a page. While you can rent one, can you ever be sure if you can trust them in these crazy times? Besides, there are other ways the “bad” guys can track you, even if you have a VPN.
Your local internet provider
The massive recurring payouts for selling your personal data are irresistible for many. Even internet providers get into the act! They’re the ones who connect you to the internet.
So, why add a VPN service if my internet provider is allowing Google to download my personal data. Obviously, it makes a VPN worthless!
Do all internet providers allow Google access? I don’t know but some do!
What You Can Do About Online Tracking
Bottom line. There still is no good solution to stopping online tracking without going into a lot of trouble. Even then, it’s difficult to know if you’re successful.
All in all, I think trying to go incognito with Google is hopeless. Or, at the least, not worth the trouble! But, it might someday.
There have been times though when I knew Google was confused because I started seeing random strange ads. But, soon Google found me again. How I’m not sure.
How to lose a smartphone by hiding it in a security pouch.
Next, I bought a security pouch to hide the location of my phone. Then promptly lost the pouch with my phone in it!
In doing so, I discovered something. My pouch hide my phone pretty well because my “Find my Phone” application couldn’t find it!
Luckily after a few minutes of swearing at myself for being so stupid, a neighbor returned my phone.
Using multiple web browsers to confuse Google
While you can’t eliminate online tracking, you can confuse Google by using multiple browsers. Then, devote each one to a specific task.
Warning though, you’ll need discipline, and you may not like the effects on your personal preferences. For example, not automatically seeing the types of Youtube videos you enjoy.
Change your browser privacy settings
You can choose to have more privacy when you go online by adjusting the privacy settings on your web browser. These settings let you do things like:
- see what cookies are on your computer and delete them
- decide what type of cookies you want to allow, including tailoring those settings by website
- turn on private browsing mode
Any page using cookies will resend you one if you delete the previous one. In fact, if your cookie settings are disabled, most pages won’t allow you to even visit.
And so you can delete them but many will come right back!
Free Browsers in Exchange for Your Privacy
Today’s popular web browsers are free, but they’re not! Not if you believe your right to privacy is worth anything! But you lose the right when you approve Google’s online “Terms of Agreement” contract before downloading your web browser.
Doesn’t it seem like the unpopular ones should be free! And, one pays more for the popular ones? Well, the Google Chrome monopoly turned traditional economic dogma on its head!
The monetary value of your personal information to Google
Used to help Google’s advertisers understand what you will buy next, I wonder if their advertisers could recoup their investment without your information. That’s why the big secret!
Preventing your web browser privately is terribly important to Google! That’s why they go to such lengths to mislead you by Commission and bury the legal details in a “Terms of Agreement” so long hardly anyone reads it.
Their Google “backdoor” monopoly is the biggest and most profitable in history!
Not just Google! Many others businesses get your personal info and sell it.
How about your credit card company or your IP provider? One of the best-kept secrets in the world is how cheaply people give up your personal data.
Google Backdoor Access Monopoly
All popular web browsers use the “Google Chromium Project” as base code. All of the Project’s downloads contain obligatory hidden back doors.
Nothing I know of can stop Google from downloading your personal data from any web browser.
Not surprising! Because it’s probably why they decided to develop a web browser in the first place. After all, Google pays them a commission for your personal info. And it’s the only successful business model possible.
That’s how they earn their money! After all, not hard to figure out their business model when stopping to think that their browsers are free.
The one exception is some a great coder who writes his own web browser, maybe for his/her own benefit. (Search for Distro web browsers). If it has lots of features and is free, most likely the browser has a Google backdoor to financially support the development.
Is Google breaking the law downloading my data?
Nope! When agreeing to their “Terms of Service,” you’re giving Google the right to download and sell your personal data. And, so neither Google nor any third-party using Project Chromium as a base is doing anything illegal.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is indirectly at fault for not breaking up Google’s web browser monopoly! While the direct fault is ours for not electing politicians who’d rather take a big campaign donation that uphold our anti-monopoly laws.
We need a better class of politicians! And, that’s why I wrote this article about Patriots taking control of the Republican party candidates’ selection at the precinct level.
Are popular web browsers Chromium?
All popular web developers build browsers using the Google Chromium Open Source Project. And so, they all have “non-removable” backdoors that connect to Google’s Application Program Interfaces (APIs). They download your personal data in the background.
Diabolically, while third-party web browsers advertise they don’t download your data, but none say they don’t sell your data!
This includes the famous Tor browser built on supposedly non-profit Firefox. At one time, Firefox wrote their own backdoor to Google, and called their commissions “royalties.” While I found no information about Tor using Chromium “open source” as a base, I see no other way they’d be financially surviving without it.
Allowing Google to download your personal data is the only viable business model for a web development company.
The Hope for Web Browsing Privately
Linux OS Distro web browsers may be the only hope for a private web browsing experience. Still, you need to know how to evaluate them.
The real “Mother” of internet networks
Or more exact, UNIX! Bell Laboratories invented UNIX way back in the 1950s. It was the “Mother” of multi-user, multi-tasking distributed networking for the world!
It managed trunk and call switching between telephone centers, keeping track of user phone numbers, and billing international call charges throughout the world.
A little more history, UNIX was simplified and upgraded to Linux in the 80s, and now runs most of the internet protocols. So, when you’re considering a web browser built on Linux, you’re betting on an established and proven operating system!
Why Linux doesn’t protect your privacy
Linux doesn’t protect your privacy because you’re not leaking your personal data through the network layer, but through the same software kernel that plagued you before!
That would again be Google Chromium!
Google Chromium beat you to the Linux system years ago. In fact, most new downloads for Apple and Microsoft operating systems are Chrome OS.
The only solution, and it’s far-fetched
Simply stated, I’m looking for a Linux browser for you without the Chromium kernel! Believe it or not, there are a few, but none are mainstream.
They fall under the strange category name of Distro Browsers. Here is an analysis of the top ones.
My notes about the Distro Browsers
Recommending them is my desperate attempt to give some of you hope that there may be a web browser privacy answer. While blazing fast, they are primitive. And, that’s the way I like them, browsers too.
I like them though because I don’t need to block features. Because they don’t exist in the first place! Very clean, and fast web browsers out of the Linux app box.
Warning! If a new web browser comes loaded with features from its launch and offers it free. Most likely, it will download your personal data!