“Different browsers handle user data in different ways, and when you toss add-ons and extensions into the mix, the picture changes even more,” Alan Henry writes fro Lifehacker. “Let’s take a look at some of the most popular browsers from a privacy angle, and see who has your back when it comes to tracking—or not tracking—what you do online.”

“If you don’t use Firefox or Chrome, where does that leave you? We asked the EFF, but none of their experts had any knowledge when it came to browsers that weren’t Chrome or Firefox,” Henry writes. “They did, however, note that privacy advocates generally prefer open source browsers like over closed-source, proprietary ones like Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The EFF praised both however for pioneering their own privacy features, like Safari’s 3rd party cookie blocking and IE’s Tracking Protection Lists. Still, the fact that you can’t see under the hood and that neither have developer APIs makes them tough to analyze.”

Much more in the full article here.