New Privacy-Focused Browser Aims to Protect Your Data Online

The browser is free and available now for Windows, MacOS and Linux. There's also a Firefox browser extension.

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The Mullvad Browser is the latest browser focused on privacy.


The Tor Project and Mullvad VPN, two organizations that are all about user privacy, released a new privacy-focused web browser, called Mullvad Browser, on Monday. The browser is free to download and works on Windows, MacOS and Linux. There's also a Firefox extension in beta you can download. 

"The mass surveillance of today is absurd," Jan Jonsson, Mullvad VPN's CEO, said in a news release. "The Mullvad Browser is all about providing more privacy alternatives to reach as many people as possible and make life harder for those who collect data from you."

The Mullvad Browser was developed by the Tor Project's engineers, and it minimizes data tracking. It does that by making all users appear as one, similar to how the Tor Browser works. That means the more people who use the browser, the more protection users have.

"Developing this browser with Mullvad is about providing people with more privacy options for everyday browsing and to challenge the current business model of exploiting people's behavioral data," said Isabela Fernandes, the Tor Project's executive director.

The Mullvad browser is the latest browser that is focused on user privacy. Other privacy-focused browsers include DuckDuckGo and Brave. DuckDuckGo also offers users an email protection beta service that strips trackers from emails, and other privacy services.

For more on privacy, check out CNET's list of best VPNs, what to know about the DuckDuckGo browser and what you should know about data brokers.

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