Instructions: I think it's safe for us all to a degree ANONYMOUS want to stay when we surf online. There are many curious glances out there looking for our personal information. After the NSA scandal, many of us do not even trust our governments anymore. If you think so easy steps for your anonymity on the internet Follow, then become yours Regain privacy, Follow my tips to hide your tracks and ensure your privacy online!
In this article I will show:
- Why you should hide your online tracks
- Cookies: the way websites track us
- 3 tips for anonymous surfing
- Bonus tips for anonymous search and payment of benefits
Why should you blur your online footprints?
As I've already written, many countries are blocking access to daily websites like YouTube, Facebook and Skype. However, if you would like to use these services in one of these countries, then you should consider how you can do this as unobserved. You will suspect it and now it applies to each of us: Big Brother is watching you!
Further reasons for anonymous surfing is that search engines and ad networks have already missed you a profile. Your preferences, your buying habits and your income situation are known. Does not it bother you that others know more about you than you would tell your neighbor? And that these companies monitor and record all your online activities? Unfortunately you can not ask questions there, which you already know. You can not claim this either.
The following chart shows what Business Citizens are worried about when you're on the Internet and it's about your privacy: "Business Insider Issued":
This survey is a bit scary, because hardly anyone worries about his anonymity or his data, which only "normal" on the Internet moves. But if you spy on his (m) expartner!
Online tracking is divided into two areas: local and remote activity logging.
Local activities include your browser's search history and cookies stored on your computer. While remote activity records when websites and services are tracking you, especially your search activity and online activity. It's important that you have a holistic solution and use tools that hide your tracks both locally and remotely, allowing for completely anonymous surfing.
But before we start - A short note about cookies
A cookie is a package of information stored in your web browser when you first access a web site, and it also stores data about any site activity on repeated visits. That's the explanation of how you can target Google Ads on what you've been looking for lately. Also, passwords and other personal information are stored using cookies - and these can easily be intercepted by snoopers when you are on a public Wi-Fi (WLAN). Cookies are not a bad thing in themselves, there are advantages, such as a personalized experience when shopping online. (Here is the complete guide: Everything you need to know about cookies.)
3 tips for anonymous surfing
1. Use one VPNService to hide your IP address and online presence
By using a VPNOfferers enjoy a range of privacy benefits, and they receive a new IP address so no one can track your location and identity. Hackers, and even governments and NSAs are no longer able to monitor your online activity if you have one VPNSurf the tunnel.
Are you already using the anonymity mode of your web browser? This makes it very easy to make your browser and computer anonymous to many businesses - but your Internet service provider, government or employer can still track your activity if you do not encrypt the connection to the Internet. (Read more about the privacy features of a VPN.)
2. Always use yours the anonymity mode of your browser
All internet browsers today have a privacy mode. It stops your browser from saving your web history in its cache and disables the tracking cookies. That way, anyone else who uses your computer at a later time can not know which pages you've visited. However, your ISP can still track your activities and so can your government. These are the main browser's privacy modes:
- Mozilla Firefox offers the Private Browsing mode.
- Google Chrome has Incognito mode.
- Microsoft's Internet Explorer offers the InPrivate mode
- Apple's Safari with the Private Browsing Mode
Keep in mind that using Private Browsing mode still leaves your employers and ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to monitor your online activity!
3. Log out of search engines and use tools
You may not be aware of this, but every time you use Gmail or Google or other online tools, log in with your profile directly with your web browser. This profile also tracks your online suchanfprotrude and identify you also on foreign web pages than Google users. Advertisers are even offered to select their advertising to Google users only for specific age groups, gender or even internally related and much more. The reason why Google and other search engines can offer this is because their users can also be identified as having access to millions of websites.
Similar information is also collected by many other website operators and search engines, including Facebook, Yahoo, eBay, PayPal, Yandex, etc.
Therefore, always "consciously" leave the applications and log out each time after use!
Use "no tracking tools"
There are also tools / tools (free of charge) which prevent the "trackers" of the websites, each time a web page contains one of these "tracking tools". A very well known tool is Ghostery, which I also use myself. These tools very effectively prevent foreign websites from being aware of your presence, as well as allowing advertisements to be displayed on web pages. However, this is only an effective protection for 99%, as long as you are also logged in to one of the services directly in your browser, information can also be transmitted to the operators by other means.
Some bonus tips for additional online anonymity
If you are worried about your payment details eg. Credit card numbers, then choose anonymous payment methods. E.g. Bitcoin. But since this is not easy for anyone to understand, it is better payment providers like Skrill for payment processing to use. Although Skrill stores your data, it does not pass it on to the website operators. PayPal is affiliated with eBay and also the US secret services and shares all information about your transactions, that's why I exclude that. This is definitely safer than typing your data directly on web pages.
Delete your cookies manually:
You can also delete the cookies that have been stored on your browser manually, all providers have implemented special functions.
The password manager helps: You must remember that you will probably not be able to log in to online services after that, but always have to provide username and password. Since this can be complex when it comes to password security, I also recommend using a password manager like "LastPass"It's free, and you only have to remember one password at a time, and everyone else fills in or generates new ones for you.