This ‘Safer Internet Day’ JioPages web browser has launched an in-built feature which aims to ensure online privacy by stopping trackers from following users while they browse online. Called ‘Secure Mode‘, JioPages aims to make sure that users don’t need to download extensions to ensure online privacy.
What is Jio Secure Mode
The Secure Mode inside JioPages browser is claimed to be focused at ensuring a safer browsing experience and online privacy of its users by blocking tracking mechanism such as cookies, fingerprinting, Web Beacons, Referrer Header, unwanted advertising, tracking resources etc. Presently, it is available inside JioPages’ Android
mobile version and will soon be extended to JioPages’ Android TV and Jio set-top box users as well.
Features of Secure Mode
Protects identity of user: JioPages’ Secure Mode safeguards the identity of users, hides referrer header and performs Fingerprint Randomization (a defence technique against Fingerprinting which makes user look different to every website) and blocks trackers from collecting any information that is associated with the user.
Restricts Ads from following the user: JioPages claims to block all tracking mechanisms and recommends enabling its Adblocker along with Secure Mode. With this combination, users data will not be shared anywhere and they will not see ads while they browse.
Blocks cookie consent pop ups: JioPages’ Secure Mode will hide websites’ tracking consent requests, this means that users will not have to see them every time they visit the website. By default, it will counter third-party trackers, yet not first-party trackers that are exclusive to the website you may visit and are important for user experience. This feature may also have the effect of blocking the information made available by the website on their cookie policies.
Does not leave tracea behind for third-parties: Third parties (entity other than website being browsed) collect information with regards to browsing history, location, IP address etc. and at times even profile the users. JioPages’ Secure Mode blocks third party cookies and prevents trackers from collecting or sharing any information about their users
How to access Secure Mode on mobile
Step 1: Download JioPages for Play Store
Step 2: In home screen: Tap on Hamburger menu in the bottom right corner
Step 3: Click on Secure Mode
Step 4: Click OK on Secure Mode Pop Up (Enable Adblock Plus for better experience)
Step 5: Enjoy a safer browsing experience