Browse the web up to 8x faster
The best browser for you is the one that comes with privacy and ad-blocking features built-in and enabled by default. Maiar is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers, loading major websites 2 to 8 times faster than Chrome and Safari on mobile and 2 times faster than Chrome on desktop.
Tired of online ads?
Maiar can block ads for you without any add-ons or extensions. Maiar’s built-in ad blocker stops unwanted content by default and makes content-rich webpages load up to 8 times faster. Many websites often host multiple ads and as many as 70+ trackers per site. Most ad blockers still allow trackers through to profile your browsing patterns, locations or behaviour.
Private and secure by default
Enhanced privacy and security are common settings you should expect by default. That’s why features to help protect your privacy and keep you secure are built into Maiar. Maiar blocks the software and trackers that follow you around and provide a high level of protection. Our secure browser protects you from fraud and malware on the web.
Want to browse faster on your Android or iOS device?
The Maiar browser saves you data charges. No more downloads of unwanted content by blocking ads and trackers, ultimately speeding up your surfing.
Decades of technology advancements in personal computing, software technology and smart mobile devices have commoditised data, and transformed it into reusable digital packages that are virtually everywhere; copied, analyzed, sold and resold at the speed of light. The internet, proliferation of cloud infrastructures and democratized access to open-source software, have created the premises for many technology businesses to become attention merchants.
These merchants capture our attention by providing us with free information, services and entertainment, while reselling it to advertisers. Yet advertising is but secondary to their true business model. Instead, by capturing our attention they accumulate vast amounts of data; data more valuable than any immediate advertising revenue. Hence, we are not their customers, but have become their product.
This decade will be remembered for the rise of surveillance capitalism—yet as bad as this sounds, the next decade could be far worse. Feeding of vast amounts of inputs from a few data-giants, machine learning is already able to make sense of our behavior and predict not just how we feel and what we’ll buy, but for whom we’ll vote and even what they could do to influence that. But this is all just the first effect of giving exceptionally well trained artificial intelligence algorithms access to our personal data. Indeed, soon due to controlling our data, these algorithms may come to know us better than we know ourselves.
But few people today are aware of the changing economics of data and the power they hold. In fact, these data-giants may become so powerful due to the knowledge they gain, that people will lose agency and the freedom to act in an uninfluenced way.
The best time to care about the internet, it’s design and impact was 20 years ago; the second-best time is today. Take control and ownership of your data today.