About the Epic Privacy Browser

The Epic Privacy Browser is first ever web browser built on Chromium (like Google's Chrome browser) engineered to protect your privacy. Epic is in always-on "private browsing mode", so on close of Epic all browsing data is deleted (while you're browsing as little as possible is stored). Epic has removed all Google tracking and blocks hundreds of other companies from tracking you. If you turn on Epic's encrypted proxy, you have protection from snooping by your ISP and government too.


We believe what you search and browse online should always be private
Private by Design. No web services so data collection is impossible.
We believe that you should not have to trust us with your data - rather we should not have access to your data to the maximum extent possible. For this reason, Epic does not use any web services. Autofill in the Epic Privacy Browser is done via a local database so Epic never sends what you type in the address bar to any server. Epic never records your history except for tab forward/back so that after a tab is closed, there is no record on your system of having visited that particular web page (that site may have stored cookies to log you in which are deleted upon closing Epic). Epic's proxy does not log anything -- though it is not private-by-design unlike the TOR network -- we continue to use our encrypted proxy instead of TOR because it's much much faster and more secure (2-3% of TOR's exit nodes have been found to be malicious)

Just Works. Epic should "just work" as a normal, fast, daily use web browser.
This principle limits to some extent how much privacy we can provide. For example, a large percentage of websites such as YouTube.com do not work effectively without Flash. Flash can leak information about your system (e.g. fonts) and IP address. Even rendering images is a slight privacy risk so any browser must make decisions in its architecture. Ours is to provide as much privacy as possible without "breaking the internet". If you need strong anonymity, we recommend you set plugins to click-to-play or disable them and keep Epic's proxy on. The TOR browser or a virtual machine like TAILS are great options when you need as close to absolute anonymity as possible.


The Epic Privacy Browser is a product from Hidden Reflex, a software product company founded by Alok Bhardwaj and based in Washington DC and Bangalore, India. All development is done in India. Rob Malda, the founder of Slashdot is on our Board of Directors, and technology writer and privacy advocate Douglas Rushkoff is an advisor.

Our investors include the Washington Post Company.

Alok Bhardwaj, Founder  [alok AT hiddenreflex.com] was born in Texas and grew up in Virginia and Kansas. After earning a degree in philosophy from Princeton University, he worked in finance in equity research and as a mergers & acquisitions investment banker for technology and other companies. He has also been a teacher, a researcher and writer at the Columbia Business School, and co-founded a small advertising and educational services firm. Outside of technology his interests are cinema, art, poetry, and science

See Alok's TEDx speech on why privacy is essential to freedom

Peddada Sathi Babu, Tech Lead   studied computer science at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His academic research interests were in networking particularly sensor networks and distributed networks. Post-graduation, he's worked in web technologies. His interests outside of software are running, trekking and the latest developments in science.