Firefox Focus: Private Browser @ Google Play Store
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Firefox Focus: Private Browser @ Google Play Store

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Found 21st Jun 2017
Browse like no one’s watching. The new Firefox Focus automatically blocks a wide range of online trackers — from the moment you launch it to the second you leave it. Easily erase your history, passwords and cookies, so you won’t get followed by things like unwanted ads.

“Private browsing” on most browsers isn’t comprehensive or easy to use. Focus is next-level privacy that’s free, always on and always on your side — because it’s backed by Mozilla, the non-profit that fights for your rights on the Web.

AUTOMATIC PRIVACY
• Blocks a wide range of common Web trackers without any settings to set
• Easily erases your history — no passwords, no cookies, no trackers

BROWSE FASTER
• By removing trackers and ads, Web pages may require less data and load faster

MADE BY MOZILLA
• We believe everyone should have control over their lives online. That’s what we’ve been fighting for since 1998.
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Hiding your browsing history eh?.... is that you naughty boys looking at boobies galore then trying to tell your wives that you were only checking out the weather for the week?!
Why not just use Firefox browser with uBlock Origin addon?
Just a heads up for those not au fait with technology, whilst this will hide your browsing history to your wife/husband etc, I wouldn't trust it for anything you REALLY wanted to hide from anyone or any organisation.

For that you want to use something like a tails install on a usb on an older laptop.
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saw this on top 10 apps on android authority this morning, brilliant browser. chrome is gone!
Brave browser with all the add blocking and incognito mode. Is incognito mode the same thing?
dose it have VPN
excellent browser
20mins later, flawless, I like it,
145ah

dose it have VPN



​No it does not
Zenmate and Hola Extensions have VPN
Incognito Mode do not store any cookies.
Ghostery block all trackers, instead of Firefox Private browser "wide blocking" tracking
Just a heads up for those not au fait with technology, whilst this will hide your browsing history to your wife/husband etc, I wouldn't trust it for anything you REALLY wanted to hide from anyone or any organisation.

For that you want to use something like a tails install on a usb on an older laptop.
just tried it, liked it, unfortunately no tabbed browsing so back to chrome, thx for bringing it to my attention tho. heat.
Someone is always watching....oO
If you prefer chrome, there is a web based browser called Epic, which seems similar to this.

Epic Browser
Why not just use Firefox browser with uBlock Origin addon?
Hiding your browsing history eh?.... is that you naughty boys looking at boobies galore then trying to tell your wives that you were only checking out the weather for the week?!
Wished it had bookmarking facility too, so I can bookmark frequently visited sites. I will request anyway for features
Amazing speed. Just the type of browser I like to keep around for visiting those websites that have too many ads in the middle of articles (like techradar)
Opera has a free VPN builtin, but you have to turn it on.
michaeljb

just tried it, liked it, unfortunately no tabbed browsing so back to … just tried it, liked it, unfortunately no tabbed browsing so back to chrome, thx for bringing it to my attention tho. heat.



​Use it as default browser for opening links from apps like Reddit, Facebook etc. and use chrome as a standalone app.
M1ke_Hunt

If you prefer chrome, there is a web based browser called Epic, which … If you prefer chrome, there is a web based browser called Epic, which seems similar to this.Epic Browser



​Is that better than an offline browser?

I use Opera (and Opera Max) for brilliantly fast surfing with minimum data usage.
Just downloaded from App Store cheers
Cheers OP, heat added
koreanheman

​Use it as default browser for opening links from apps like Reddit, F … ​Use it as default browser for opening links from apps like Reddit, Facebook etc. and use chrome as a standalone app.



​Just use brave browser. Is chrome with add blocker. Looks and works like Chrome because it is chrome.
M1ke_Hunt

If you prefer chrome, there is a web based browser called Epic, which … If you prefer chrome, there is a web based browser called Epic, which seems similar to this.Epic Browser



​Focus is for Android. Epic is for pc and Mac.
FoxForce5

Just a heads up for those not au fait with technology, whilst this will … Just a heads up for those not au fait with technology, whilst this will hide your browsing history to your wife/husband etc, I wouldn't trust it for anything you REALLY wanted to hide from anyone or any organisation. For that you want to use something like a tails install on a usb on an older laptop.



If your trying to browse anything privately at work it may never be possible. Everything comes in via firewalls at some point and your employer may have devices at that point to read the traffic. There's devices out there to intercept SSL tunnelling and decrypt it and VPN is easily blocked.

Heck remember how BT trailed Phorm the dee read packets and could easily use similar Lara setups to man in the middle a https session
Tried this and it's really nice, however lack of tabbed browsing is a killer for me.

For any Samsung owners out there:

It did push me however to try the samsung browser with the adblock plus extension. Consider me impressed since the last time I tried it years ago (love samsung phones, generally hate samsung software).

Fast, no ads, a bookmarks tab that makes sense, and something that I've wanted Chrome to do for years...the browser tabs button is on the bottom right, not the top right which is increasingly difficult to reach as phones grow ever larger.
tried it sites like thesixthaxis.com/ dont load and ign videos dont play whatever i do.
Also on iOS Firefox Focus: The privacy browser by Mozilla
appsto.re/gb/…-.i Haven't tried it yet but I will download asap
just fyi this browser is supposed to be super lightweight for one-off searches etc. regular firefox has the same privacy built-in with regular browser features like tabs and sync.
How does it compare with Inbrowser?

The Firefox Focus browser has Yahoo set as the default search engine, but if you want even more privacy you can change it to DuckDuckGo:
duckduckgo.com/

DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn't track you. We protect your … DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn't track you. We protect your search history from everyone – even us!

gavin14 h, 47 m ago

If your trying to browse anything privately at work it may never be …If your trying to browse anything privately at work it may never be possible. Everything comes in via firewalls at some point and your employer may have devices at that point to read the traffic. There's devices out there to intercept SSL tunnelling and decrypt it and VPN is easily blocked. Heck remember how BT trailed Phorm the dee read packets and could easily use similar Lara setups to man in the middle a https session


tails.boum.org
Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 22nd Jun 2017
HottyHotty

Tried this and it's really nice, however lack of tabbed browsing is a … Tried this and it's really nice, however lack of tabbed browsing is a killer for me.For any Samsung owners out there: It did push me however to try the samsung browser with the adblock plus extension. Consider me impressed since the last time I tried it years ago (love samsung phones, generally hate samsung software). Fast, no ads, a bookmarks tab that makes sense, and something that I've wanted Chrome to do for years...the browser tabs button is on the bottom right, not the top right which is increasingly difficult to reach as phones grow ever larger.



FYI: Anyone can use the Samsung internet app it's in the play store play.google.com/sto…ser
michaeljb

just tried it, liked it, unfortunately no tabbed browsing so back to … just tried it, liked it, unfortunately no tabbed browsing so back to chrome, thx for bringing it to my attention tho. heat.



​use brave browser, basically chrome with ad block
"What you looking at honey?"
"...nothing.."
Does this support multiple tabs by any chance?
Very useful. thanks for sharing
Pinksparkles1973

Hiding your browsing history eh?.... is that you naughty boys looking at … Hiding your browsing history eh?.... is that you naughty boys looking at boobies galore then trying to tell your wives that you were only checking out the weather for the week?!


We are hiding our browsing so we can drool over the latest iphone/galaxy/lenovo or doughnut deals.
Regarding the VPN comments:
- if it's free, it's not anonymous
- if it's paid, pay special attention to the company's available information on what they store and which technology they use, it's location and reviews
- even if all seems to work out, be aware that there are technological limits to the effective use of VPNs (e.g. WebRTC and DNS leaks) - in particular but not limited to Windows, Mac, Android and the specific browsers you choose.

A mix of a TAILS USB stick on an old(er) computer with VPN and TOR and some common sense should be a good starting point if you're serious about privacy. It's troublesome and probably not needed for what most of us do online, though.

tl;dr: a private browser keeps some companies from tracking you, but that's about it. A VPN gives basic privacy protection, but only as long as you know what you're doing beyond clicking 'connect', and also choosing a reasonable company to trust your data with. Stay vigilant and don't trust privacy-praising marketing messages.
HottyHotty

Tried this and it's really nice, however lack of tabbed browsing is a … Tried this and it's really nice, however lack of tabbed browsing is a killer for me.For any Samsung owners out there: It did push me however to try the samsung browser with the adblock plus extension. Consider me impressed since the last time I tried it years ago (love samsung phones, generally hate samsung software). Fast, no ads, a bookmarks tab that makes sense, and something that I've wanted Chrome to do for years...the browser tabs button is on the bottom right, not the top right which is increasingly difficult to reach as phones grow ever larger.



​As a fairly integrated Google user can I still 'sign in' to the browser as I would do with Chrome? Could it sync with a desktop version?
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