These are the best web browsers for privacyKim Komando | Special to USA TODAY
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A browser is your gateway to the web and the cybercriminals looking to take advantage of you. If you’re ready to make a move to a more privacy-focused browser or see if yours makes my list, keep reading.Best overall browser for privacy: Brave
If you’re fed up with trackers, ads, and data-hungry bits of code that follow you across the internet, Brave is the browser for you. Brave’s servers don’t see or store your browsing data, so it stays private until you delete it. That means your info is never packaged up and sold to advertisers.
The browser’s default settings block harmful junk like malware, phishing, and malicious advertising and plug-ins that could harm your computer.
Advertising and trackers are blocked by default. Because of all it stops, Brave says it is three times faster than Chrome overall and loads major sites up to six times faster than its competitors.
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Brave is free to use, but you can turn on Brave Rewards to give back to the sites you visit most. Once enabled, "privacy-respecting" ads will show to support the content you see. Your browsing history remains private.
What about user experience? It runs on the Chromium source code, which powers Google Chrome, so it will likely fee...