Above you see my Google Maps results when searching from my office in Minnetonka with the Epic browser. I did a local search for "computer repair near me" and the Epic browser is telling Google that I am in Singapore. If you are concerned about the ads you receive or the data that is collected about you when surfing the Web, then the Epic browser can help lessen these privacy concerns.
What Epic cannot do:
No browser alone can completely hide all of your surfing activity from (a) your ISP (e.g., Comcast, Centurylink) or (b) the government. There are cumbersome and complex ways to accomplish complete anonymity, but I'm not going to get into that here. It really is, for the most part, a situation where if you are innocent, you have nothing to fear (regarding your ISP and the government seeing your Internet use).
What Epic can do:
Using the Epic browser will make it much harder for entities like Facebook, Google, or any other advertising business that makes money from spying on your Internet use; harder to gear (possibly embarrassing) ads based on what you searched for in another browser tab, and harder to gather personal or impersonal data about you.
The main browsers (Edge, Firefox, Chrome) sell themselves as being able to offer a private browsing experience, but they typically fail to do so. Even add-ons for each of these browsers often fail to provide what the Epic browser offers as built-in features.
Some of us (myself included) have either a flippant or a 'head in the sand' attitude toward privacy concerns. But some of us are understandably a little paranoid about who is watching what we do on our computer. Using the Epic browser makes your attack surface smaller, regarding entities like Facebook or Google watching and collecting data on what we do online, and that is an important consideration with the Cambridge Analytica debacle.
Download the Epic browser here:
I totally forgot what all these are for. I used to be into this a lot back when I felt I wanted more privacy from whoever I am sharing my computer with. People have been very cautious and paranoid. They don't want certain people to know random stuff about them like their interests. Yet they seem to peddle this to the public with their social media feed and profile. What is the sense of going incognito then? You are only fooling no one but yourself. I am happy to be among the first to take note of and discover all these all by myself.
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