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How to Disable JavaScript on Tor Browser (and Whether You Should)

How to Disable JavaScript on Tor Browser (and Whether You Should)

Key Takeaways Disable JavaScript in Tor Browser for enhanced privacy. There are two easy ways to disable JavaScript: using the Settings or Advanced Settings menu. While disabling JavaScript is required by many Onion sites, it could cause regular websites to malfunction. When using Tor Browser to access onion sites, privacy is the name of the game. That’s why you may have noticed a pop-up notification or response from a website that says you must disable JavaScript before proceeding. It’s a simple task that only takes a moment or two to complete, and there are some good reasons to do so. There are two methods to turn JavaScript off in Tor Browser. The first method uses the Tor Browser Settings panel. Press the hamburger menu in the top-right corner, then select Settings. Head to Privacy & Security, then scroll down until you find the Security section. Select Safest from the three options. JavaScript is now disabled on all sites you visit while using Tor Browser. How to Disable JavaScript in Tor Browser Using the Advanced Settings …

5 ways to declutter your Chrome browser – and take back control of your tab life

5 ways to declutter your Chrome browser – and take back control of your tab life

Too many tabs make Chrome a bit unwieldy. Jack Wallen/ZDNET Every time I hop over to the Chrome browser, I find myself missing Opera’s tab management. I understand that’s not exactly a fair comparison because Opera actually has tab management built-in, whereas Chrome’s offerings are a mere pittance. Also: Arc browser is now available for Windows and it’s so much better than Chrome However, that doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. If Chrome is your browser of choice and you’d like to ease the headache of far too many tabs and no way to corral them, let me help you out with five easy tips that will go a long way to manage that ever-growing list of tabs. Ready to get organized? Let’s do it. 1. Add the Workspaces extension Before I tell you about this extension, understand that it is not nearly as good as what Opera offers. Where Opera allows you to manage Workspaces within a single window, the Chrome Workspaces extension opens your Workspaces in individual windows. For example, I have …

How to Clear Your Browser History on Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and More

How to Clear Your Browser History on Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and More

Key Takeaways Regularly clear your browsing history to protect privacy, especially on shared computers. Different browsers have varied methods for history deletion, and it’s worth knowing how each one works. From Chrome to Brave, follow specific steps to clear browsing history on desktop and mobile devices. When surfing the web, your web browser records your activities, such as browsing history, cookies, and cached files. To maintain your privacy, it’s worth clearing your browsing history periodically, especially if you’re using a shared computer. The method for clearing your data varies between web browsers, so we’ve brought all the information into one place for easy reading. How to Clear Your Browser History on Chrome While browser caches and cookies enhance your browsing experience, they can also reveal sensitive information. Chrome lets you clear your browsing history in a few clicks. Clearing Chrome History on Desktop To clear your browsing history on Chrome desktop, follow these steps: Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top right corner. Select Settings from the drop-down menu. Next, click …

How to access Apple iCloud mail from a web browser

How to access Apple iCloud mail from a web browser

Accessing your iCloud Mail from a web browser is a straightforward process that allows you to manage your email from any device connected to the internet. Here’s how you can easily log in to your iCloud email account through a web browser: Accessing iCloud Mail from a Web Browser Open your preferred web browser. Go to the iCloud official website by entering www.icloud.com in the address bar. Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to enter the code sent to your trusted device. Once logged in, click on the ‘Mail’ icon to access your iCloud Mail. When you want to access your iCloud Mail from a web browser, the process is straightforward and user-friendly. This method allows you to check your email from any device, whether it’s a personal computer or a public terminal, providing flexibility and convenience. To begin, open your preferred web browser and navigate to the official iCloud website. You can do this by typing www.icloud.com into your browser’s address bar. Once …

How to use reading mode in every top web browser (and why you should)

How to use reading mode in every top web browser (and why you should)

Bet_Noire/Getty Images I depend on my browser’s reading mode. Why? Sometimes web pages can become almost unreadable because of ads; too many ads — or poorly executed ads — can bring a web browser to a slow crawl. This can be a real problem when my goal is to read something and not be interrupted. Also: 7 features that make Brave such a good browser What is reading mode? Essentially, reading mode presents content without the extraneous bits. Instead of ads and the like, you only get what’s important… the words (and images). Reading mode is enabled on a per-page basis and can relieve a great deal of frustration when you’re on websites that don’t quite understand how user-friendly presentation of content should come before ads. How do you use reading mode on your browser of choice? Let me walk you through the process for some of the more popular web browsers. How to use reading mode in every top web browser Chrome The first thing to do is open Chrome and point it to …

With 5M in new funding, Island is putting the browser at the center of enterprise security

With $175M in new funding, Island is putting the browser at the center of enterprise security

Island, the enterprise browser company, may be the most valuable startup that you have never heard of. The company, which is putting the browser at the center of security, announced a $175 million Series D investment on Tuesday at a whopping $3 billion valuation. Island has now raised a total of $487 million. That’s a ton of money, and it makes us wonder: What is the company doing to warrant this kind of investment at this level of value? Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia who invested in Island going back to the A round, says that he was attracted to the company’s founding team and unique value proposition. “The two founders, one of whom was a technical founder out of Israel — Dan Amiga — and one who was a very senior security executive out of the U.S. — Mike Fey — had a vision that if you could produce a browser based on Chromium that looks like a standard browser to the consumer employee in a corporation, but was secure, it would stop …

Playruo lets you try game demos from your web browser

Playruo lets you try game demos from your web browser

It’s still unclear whether cloud gaming will ever become the next big thing. The appeal is clear: The game you’re playing runs in a data center near you, and the video output is directly streamed to your local device. When you interact with the game, everything is relayed back to the data center. When it works, it’s an amazing experience. It’s a flexible, easy way to play games across multiple devices without buying new hardware. That’s why many companies have launched services that let you play games remotely — there’s Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming, Amazon Luna, and Google’s now-defunct Stadia cloud gaming service. But the vast majority of people still play video games on their own, local devices. A French company called Shadow tried something different by bringing your entire computer to the cloud: It isn’t just cloud gaming, it’s cloud computing. You can access Windows in the cloud and install anything you want. But Shadow hasn’t become a mainstream service either. Fergus Leleu, Jean-Baptiste Kempf and Yannis Weinbach — three …

Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser, starts an affiliate link program

Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser, starts an affiliate link program

Tree planting search engine Ecosia launched a new cross-platform browser today to increase its online footprint. The new browser, available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android, is built on top of Chromium. That’s why there aren’t many feature differences from Chrome. The company sees that as a good thing as people might be tempted to switch over without letting go of their web browsing routine. However, you can customize the landing page and remove sections — such as top sites or climate impact — that are not to your liking. Image Credits: Ecosia Michael Metcalf, Ecosia’s chief product officer, told TechCrunch over a call that the company built a browser to expand its sustainable presence. “The main reason we are building a browser is because we want to go where our users are and start to expand the footprint of where they can be sustainable. Right now, our main use case is around search, but we want to expand into parts of browsing experiences,” Metcalf said. Ecosia is also starting an affiliate shopping program with …

Which Is the Best Browser for Your Mac?

Which Is the Best Browser for Your Mac?

Your web browser may be the Mac app you run the most, so it makes sense to pick the best one for your needs. Check out what the most popular options have to offer. 1 Safari: A Native, Energy-Efficient Default Every Mac comes with Safari, so it’s the front-runner by default. There are many good reasons to use Safari, including its native look and privacy features that help prevent sites from tracking your behavior. Since Safari is developed by Apple, it’s the most natural fit for macOS. You’ll enjoy close integration with the macOS GUI, and highly efficient energy use, as the app ekes out every last performance trick from Apple’s APIs. In my testing, Safari came out top for web app performance, according to the Speedometer 3.0 benchmarking tool. Results were close, but if you’re a heavy user of web apps, this may make all the difference to your day-to-day work. Browser Version Score Safari 17.4.1 32.7 Firefox 125.0.1 32.2 Chrome 124.0.6367.62 30.9 Opera 109.0.5097.45 30.1 Edge 123.0.2420.97 28.5 Any testing this article refers …

7 features that make Brave such a good browser

7 features that make Brave such a good browser

Jack Wallen/ZDNET I tend to use multiple web browsers for multiple purposes. Or sometimes, I just want to use something different. Right now, I’m bouncing between Opera, Arc, and Brave. Arc tends to get less usage because it’s not available on the Linux operating system (yeah, I’m one of the few who still prefers desktop over mobile). Opera has been my default for a while now and it’s hard to pull me away from its Workspaces feature (the best tab management on the market). Still, Brave has always been there, calling me, begging that I make more use of it. Also: The best secure browsers to protect your privacy online in 2024 So… I did. It’s quite good. I’d go so far as to say Brave is far better than many browsers in many ways. Shall I count them? I shall. 1. Brave is secure It’s not a stretch to say that if you truly want the most secure and private browsing experience, you should be using Tor Browser. I don’t think anyone in the …