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EVEN IF YOU spend a lot of time on the internet, you may not give much thought to your browser. Once you find one you like (probably Google Chrome, if you’re anything like the other 3 billion people who use it), chances are it just fades into the background while you do your scrolling. But behind the scenes, browsers handle a lot of information, especially when it comes to collecting all of your sweet, sweet data.

Show Notes

Read Matt’s story about DuckDuckGo’s desktop browser. Listen to the WIRED podcast here. Here’s the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s HTTPS Everywhere browser extension. For ad-blocking, check out Ghostery. Read Lauren’s story about how websites tracked her after she called off her wedding.Recommendations

Matt recommends the memoir A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter, and also pomegranate seeds. Mike recommends giving cash at weddings instead of buying something from the registry. Lauren recommends Apple TV+, particularly for shows like SeveranceWeCrashed, and The Morning Show.