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Three privacy-minded Google Chrome alternatives

So you like the speed of Google Chrome, but you want a browser that doesn't communicate quite so much data to the borg collective? Because Chrome is built on the open source Chromium project, there are plenty of options for you. Third-party developers have taken steps, like removing the unique tracking ID Google slaps on each Chrome install, search suggestions, and other bits which communicate...

14 portable web browsers for Windows

Just about everyone has a usb flash drive by now. Apart from all that data you're packing (which you no doubt have encrypted in case your drive gets lost -- but that's a post for another day), why not pack up your favorite web browser and take it along for the ride. There are a lot more options than you think - here are 13 different options for users of Windows PCs. Don't see your choice on...

Block ads in Chrome-based SRWare Iron with a single file

We've written about Iron before - it's the "privacy enhanced" browser based on Google's Chromium source. While Iron's simple privacy modifications are one reason I use it instead of Chrome, there's now a second one: dead simple ad blocking. SRWare offers a simple .ini file for download that blacklists tons of known ad hosts. Follow this link to view the file on SRWare's website. Select all the...

Iron: Chrome for privacy fanatics

If you want to use Google Chrome but are concerned or have questions about Google's policies for collecting usage data, you might want to give Iron a try. Iron, developed by German software company SRWare is Chrome stripped of all the user ID information that gave the German government cause for concern. I don't speak German, but the guys at the Incomplete-News Project have helpfully published an...