ISPs and companies can now sell your facts and browser histories. The U.S. Congress sold you out. If you had any surfing dignity, you don’t know. Too bad you couldn’t pay the legislators as tons because of the information wolves.
You have to were doing these things all alongside, but now it’s time to decide simply how a good deal dignity you have got. Most of you won’t hassle. This isn’t for you. Click away, and move surf.
For the ones last, take these privacy tips significantly.
1. Educate yourself about cookies and smooth them out frequently
For a number of you, this means every day clean out. What you DO NOT clean out (will motive you hassles) are cookies related to monetary establishments. They will put you through a drill after they don’t locate the cookie that they prefer. Scrape them. Every browser has the capacity to do this, with Chrome being the most difficult. But we’re not surprised as it’s from Google—the business enterprise whose very lifestyles depends on understanding information about you.
2. Use, or even 3, browsers
You can divide your cookies up this manner. I use Firefox for commercial enterprise. Chrome for Facebook and, after I sincerely have to, for gmail—as I volunteer for an enterprise that makes use of it appreciably due to the fact they’re dust negative. You nevertheless need to clean every browser. Add the EFF’s Privacy Badger to each. For fun, run Ghostery and Privacy Badger to seize it all.
3. Disable Flash or option it
Use Flash most effective while you should. When you use a Flash blocker, you can often run internet pages without it. Examples consist of United Airlines and PayPal. The handiest time you must use Flash is that if a page refuses to load without it. Flash can suck big quantities of ancient facts out of your browser in a heartbeat.
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Four. Change your DNS server
When you type https://www.Facebook.Com, the first component that occurs is your browser asks a DNS server for Facebook’s current IP deal with. Every request you’re making of a browser is appeared up in this manner. And most cable broadband services and ISPs use DNS servers that log you’re each seeks. Surprise!
Everywhere you pass, the time and your in my opinion identifiable IP deal with growing to be logged to serve up as tasty statistics for the ones that could abuse it. Change it. Every working gadget does this in another way. Look up a way to do it. DO NOT USE GOOGLE’S DNS server. Use one that doesn’t log you. The DNS.Watch servers do no longer log requests. They’re not particularly speedy or gradual, in my enjoy. Comcast, by comparison, will devour your DNS request facts as much as seven instances earlier than giving your browser the actual answer in my enjoy. There are DNS servers. Stop the DNS logging; one extra lawn hose you put your heel into.
5. Lose engines like google that track you. Now
Yep, Google, Bing, and Yahoo song you. Instead, use DuckDuckGo.Com. They don’t tune. You can proxy requests that aren’t tracked to every of these from DuckDuckGo. Stop feeding the demons.
The biggie search engines like google and yahoo have a business model built upon serving you pimped/paid-for effects, and noting precisely what you looked for so that you may be served up ads—and sooner or later your IP address and browsing conduct may be correlated into dossiers on you and your seek history. Often those can also be used to conflate “things” or traits about you, and you don’t have any redress once they make mistakes. You built Google’s billions. It wasn’t because Google was benign.
6. Use the Tor browser(s)
The Onion Router/TOR makes use of a community inside a network to obscure the origin of requests product of the community. It puts you on the radar because it behaves in another way, but it does offer a degree of anonymity. It’s not best, and I suspect it’s been cracked, but handiest via the governmental spooks who don’t sell your facts. At least I wish they don’t.
7. Remove your records on websites
Some websites will help you delete your for my part identifiable data and search histories. Looking at you, Google. Go to these websites. Carefully observe the commands concerning deleting your history. Then go back later, and ensure it’s long gone. Unfortunately, that is a rinse-repeat object, as now and again histories magically go back. Oh, gosh! That shouldn’t occur.
8. If you have the posh, trade ISPs
You can be captive to Charter, AT&T, Google, Comcast, and many others. But in case you live in an area with multiple companies, exchange. Why? You get a bargain for being a new subscriber (watch agreement info). And the ISP you currently have is now not able to vacuum all of the info you generate in the use of network services. Their facts have gaps and aren’t as precious.
Nine. Use virtual machines
Yes, strolling a virtual system for the sole cause of disguising a browser works. It’s an extraordinary browser and is typified by an analytics attitude as likely a distinct person. Clean each VM’s history just like you will above, and use the identical techniques cited above as nicely. It makes lifestyles extra tough for the information grazers.
10. Modify your browser as little as feasible
Browsers are typified by unmarried individuals by bizarre things consisting of font blend, upload-ins, and extensions. The much less a browser is messed with, the much less specific it is. Uniqueness allows personal identification and correlation of analytical records captured at websites about the browser. Be established.
- Finally, use https log-ons handiest. There are so many reasons to do that. Freedom and dignity are important. Exercise them.
Originally posted 2017-11-15 14:22:23.